makewhatis installation step

Nellis, Kenneth
Wed Sep 29 15:33:00 GMT 2010

I just installed a2ps and then:

Cygwin> apropos a2ps
a2ps: nothing appropriate
Cygwin> makewhatis -u
Cygwin> apropos a2ps
a2ps                 (1)  - format files for printing on a PostScript printer
texi2dvi4a2ps        (1)  - Compile Texinfo and LaTeX files to DVI or PDF

So, wondering if it's standard for users to have to run makewhatis after
an install or if that step is missing from a2ps's install script.
Additional info:

Cygwin> uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-5.1 COBQDPPJ1 1.7.7(0.230/5/3) 2010-08-31 09:58 i686 Cygwin
Cygwin> cygcheck -c a2ps
Cygwin Package Information
Package              Version        Status
a2ps                 4.13-1         OK

--Ken Nellis

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