Bug 8653

Summary: makewhatis still assumes /usr to be rw
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Thomas Moschny <moschny>
Component: manAssignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>
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Description Thomas Moschny 2000-01-20 11:02:53 UTC
This is a problem that has been discussed earlier (see bug 230).
According to the FSSTND, it should be possible to mount /usr read-only.
There are several advantages of doing that. I expect to be able to
configure makewhatis to create /var/catman/.../index.* instead of
/usr/man/.../whatis.
(Please no discussion about the FSSTND.)

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-10-04 11:13:42 UTC
It uses /var/cache/man in 7.0

Comment 2 Andy Colman 2007-04-21 12:31:06 UTC
Created attachment 153238 [details]
Bug 8653