Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 4321
/var/lock/makewhatis.lock s/b removed at boot
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 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...)
it is removed at boot in the latest RaW Hide initscripts,
as *anything* in /var/lock is removed...