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Re: [SLE] RANT: Advantages of Dual Core -- anacron
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 May 2006 02:56:00 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0605280244580.31224@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Sunday 2006-05-28 at 02:11 +0200, Orn E. Hansen wrote:

> > I'm not sure that is wise. It takes under a minute in my system, which is
> > five years old...
> >
> Doesn't it recreate the mandb, whenever it actually installs new man pages
> with rpm? I haven't looked lately, but it seems more appropriate to do it at
> that time, than in a cron ... since, unless I'm "editing" the pages, they're
> pretty much gonna stay the same.

Its not so simple.

Man pages are expanded and processed to be read; a second read uses the
already processed page. After some days not beeing used, the expanded
pages get erased.

If I'm not mistaken, the index has to track all those pages.

- --
Cheers,
Carlos Robinson
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