Bug 591579 - Enough of the cron jobs already
Summary: Enough of the cron jobs already
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: man-db
Version: 12
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ivana Varekova
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-12 15:37 UTC by Pete Zaitcev
Modified: 2010-07-29 16:19 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-05-24 12:38:29 UTC
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Description Pete Zaitcev 2010-05-12 15:37:39 UTC
Description of problem:

On Fedora 14 the mandb keeps running every day and it's worse than
makewhatis ever was. Why do we even need the blasted thing?!

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Synchronous, wait for a day for it to occur, usually when you need
the computer for something else.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. make sure rpm -V man-db
2. wait for a day
Actual results:

A lot of disk and CPU activity for no reason

Expected results:

No useless activity

Additional info:

Sure, I used apropos once or twice in the last year. But is it worth
the pain of it?

If you insist, run the database updates when new man pages are added,
not not every morning.

Comment 1 Ivana Varekova 2010-05-14 06:28:33 UTC
there is the configure file 
when can be switch off the cron job.

Comment 2 Pete Zaitcev 2010-07-29 16:19:55 UTC
Thanks, the CRON= parameter works.

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