Subject: Re: when to run makewhatis
To: None <>
From: Valeriy E. Ushakov <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/15/2007 23:50:29
Jeremy C. Reed <> wrote:

> 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.

Feel free to forward this.  I don't follow pkgsrc lists (there are
only 24 hours in a day), so I don't feel comfortable raising this
issue and ignoring follow ups.

SY, Uwe
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