Subject: Re: when to run makewhatis
To: Valeriy E. Ushakov <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-userlevel
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?

> <offtopic>
> 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