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get rid of mandb cron job

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/etc/cron.daily/suse-do_mandb runs every day to create the man page
indexes and the whois databae even if no package was installed. This
exercises the hard disk quite a bit. A smarter solution would be to
update the index and whois db each time a manpage gets added or
removed, just like it's done with info pages.


icons/user_comment.png P. J. wrote: (8 years ago)

The suse-do_mandb script actually checks to see if there are any files newer than index.db before it runs mandb.

icons/user_comment.png L. N. wrote: (8 years ago)

Oh, ok. Then maybe that's either inefficient too or I am indeed updating packages often. Which is not too unlikely if one runs YOU regularly. The cronjob still hits at an unpredictable, inconvenient times.

Last change: 6 years ago
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