Subject: Re: when to run makewhatis
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Valeriy E. Ushakov <email@example.com>
Date: 02/15/2007 23:50:29
Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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?
>> 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.
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