[Attention Maintainer] man-db

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Wed Jul 19 20:42:00 GMT 2017

On 7/19/2017 1:53 PM, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Achim Gratz writes:
>> This package currently has a perpetual postinstall script to keep the
>> database indexed, but doesn't provide for a way to create the initial
>> database during install.

This is done deliberately, because the creation of the initial database 
can be very time consuming.  See the release announcement:


FWIW, I agree with Yaakov's decision here.  I think many (most?) users 
would be very annoyed if they had to wait for mandb to finish its 
initial run.  And I suspect the Cygwin list would be flooded with 
complaints that setup is hanging.


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