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Bug 4321 - /var/lock/makewhatis.lock s/b removed at boot
/var/lock/makewhatis.lock s/b removed at boot
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-08-02 17:54 EDT by Michael K. Johnson
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-02 18:38:02 EDT
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Description Michael K. Johnson 1999-08-02 17:54:23 EDT
If a machine crashes during a makewhatis pass, the
apropos database will never be recreated.

An alternative solution is to make the makewhatis
scripts remove the lockfile if it is more than n
hours old (for some positive integer n...)
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-02 18:38:59 EDT
it is removed at boot in the latest RaW Hide initscripts,
as *anything* in /var/lock is removed...

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