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[openFATE 308353] get rid of mandb cron job
Feature changed by: Cristian Rodríguez (elvigia)
Feature #308353, revision 5
Title: get rid of mandb cron job

openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Requester: Desirable

+ Requested by: Cristian Rodríguez (elvigia)
Requested by: Ludwig Nussel (lnussel)
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/etc/cron.daily/suse-do_mandb runs every day to create the man page
indexes and the whois databae even if no package was installed. This
exercises the hard disk quite a bit. A smarter solution would be to
update the index and whois db each time a manpage gets added or
removed, just like it's done with info pages.

#1: Per Jessen (pjessen) (2009-11-18 15:52:08)
The suse-do_mandb script actually checks to see if there are any files
newer than index.db before it runs mandb.

#2: Ludwig Nussel (lnussel) (2009-11-18 16:01:43) (reply to #1)
Oh, ok. Then maybe that's either inefficient too or I am indeed
updating packages often. Which is not too unlikely if one runs YOU
regularly. The cronjob still hits at an unpredictable, inconvenient

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