Updated Cygwin yesterday, makewhatis is not present on my system
Wed Jul 2 12:59:00 GMT 2014
What is the path and filespec of the (now un-needed) files created by
"makewhatis" for curiosity's sake?
On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 6:04 AM, Chris J. Breisch <email@example.com> wrote:
> Keith Christian wrote:
>> So (I'm talking to you as if you are the maintainer of man-db....(are
>> you?)) mandb sounds like the man system Debian uses, where (at least a
>> few years ago) the whatis database is created by invoking "mandb -C."
>> Testing this - "mandb" alone creates the databases, even though there
>> is a "-c" argument to"mandb," which I am running at this moment.
>> "mandb -c" is emitting errors as it runs, "can't open," "bad symlink,"
>> "whatis parse for xxxxxx failed," etc.
>> Ok, I think I have figured it out. Will the now unnecessary files
>> created by "makewhatis" be purged or overwritten by mandb?
> Yes, I'm the maintainer.
> mandb -c creates the database, and will generate warnings. You likely
> already had a database created though, as that's handled when you install
> mandb without any arguments updates the database, and mandb -q updates it
> Oh, that's a good question about the unnecessary files. I should add that
> cleanup to the install scripts, since it obsoletes man.
> Chris J. Breisch
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