Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 12319
RFE:Run cron jobs like makewhatis after newly installed
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
makewhatis is not built when first starting a newly built system. Therefore
the whatis database is not yet built (see Bug 7547 - marked as resolved).
Since some time (see Bug 1929) makewhatis can be called with -u which only
updates the database but does not rebuild it -u is used for cron.daily, but
not for cron.weekly.
However, this also means that the whatis database is only built when
cron.weekly is run (Sunday). This is quite a lot of time ...
(I did try to run cron.daily/makewhatis twice. No database built. Then I
run cron.weekly/makewhatis which solved the problem).
Quite difficult problem - "run once" as suggested in Bug 7547 (like Windows
or even SuSE)?
Something similar happens with slocate - see Bug 13611 (but there it's even
worse - the user gets an email from cron that cron.daily/slocate should be run).
We should probably add support for something like this to the installer...
Moving to RESOVLED - DEFERRED from CLOSED - DEFERRED
This is something the distribution would have to handle on first boot.
Changing to RESOLVED - CURRENT ...