Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18383
readonly /usr breaks makewhatis
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:59 EDT
I like to mount /usr read-only for safetly reasons but makewhatis needs to
writeable /usr/share/man/whatis database.
I always thought that it should always be possible to mount /usr read-only
that's what the file-system standard says).
Should the "whatis" files move to /var/cache/man?
Or should /etc/cron.daily/makewhatis check for writeable "whatis" files?
Not really a problem but "nice to have"... :-)
I consider this not as an enhancement request, but a real bug. /usr is supposed
to be readonly mountable as per FHS.
Priority/severity adjusted to normal/normal.
Fixed; the whatis db has been moved to /var/cache/man.