Subject: Re: when to run makewhatis
To: Valeriy E. Ushakov <email@example.com>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/15/2007 16:55:38
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Valeriy E. Ushakov wrote:
> Also, judging from a quick glance, there's a bug in makewhatis - you
> can hit unlink+fopen race in makewhatis() and get two machines doing
> dumpwhatis() into the same file.
Can you please send-pr that?
> An interesting question is if there's a nice way to integrate
> catman/makewhatis into pkgsrc. I tend to run catman on /usr/pkg/man
> on my slower machines regularly b/c it just takes too long to format
> man pages on demand each time. If a package is deleted the orphaned
> cat pages are left, as they are not in PLIST.
Maybe you can bring that up on the pkgsrc-users or tech-pkg list.
Jeremy C. Reed