man-db: cache handling

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Jul 30 15:52:00 GMT 2014

Chris, ping?

On Jul 22 11:12, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> Chris,
> 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?
> Yaakov


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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