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Re: updatedb broken [attn: lapack maintainer]
- From: Eric Blake <ebb9 at byu dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 22:18:30 +0000 (UTC)
- Subject: Re: updatedb broken [attn: lapack maintainer]
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Steve Kelem <skelem <at> elementcxi.com> writes:
> I'm having trouble running updatedb. I've tried findutils-4.2.27-1 and
> When I run updatedb manually, I get the message:
> updatedb needs to be able to execute /usr/lib/lapack/find, but cannot.
> The directory /usr/lib/lapack contains
> cygblas.dll cyglapack.dll
That's because /etc/profile.d/lapack.sh is polluting the namespace with
BINDIR=/usr/lib/lapack, and then updatedb fails to use its default of
BINDIR=/usr/bin because BINDIR is already set.
I don't know if findutils or lapack is at fault for this conflicting
definition of what $BINDIR represents. I can probably work around it
in the next findutils release, but wonder if the lapack maintainer should
instead be more careful to not pollute the environment during its profile.d
In the meantime, as a workaround, you can do 'unset $BINDIR' prior
to running updatedb.
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