man-db: cache handling

Yaakov Selkowitz
Tue Aug 19 16:40:00 GMT 2014

On 2014-07-22 11:12, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> There are a few issues with the current man-db setup:
> 1) the cache is not strictly necessary for operation of man(1);
> 2) mandb -c is quite slow with a large number of manpages (~20min on my
> system)
> 3) generating the cache only during man-db postinstall doesn't help for
> manpages updated or added between man-db releases.
> Therefore, we need to discuss further how to best handle the man-db
> cache.  In the meantime, to help avoid user complaints, could you ship a
> new release without the postinstall/preremove?


I'm hoping you're just on vacation atm.  Because of the continued user 
complaints, I went ahead and released a -2 without the cache 
postinstall/preremove.  Some missing runtime deps have also been 
reported and are fixed on sourceware.  Please resync with the following 
in order to avoid any regressions:


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