Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 7547
whatis database not set up on install
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:53 EDT
The whatis database is not set up on install.
'apropos' and 'whatis' does not work.
Running 'makewhatis -w' fixes it.
I know that it is called from cron.daily, but several hours can
pass before that , and a new users needs this help in the first
hours most !
This is intentional. We can't include a prebuild whatis database because we
can't predict what man pages will be installed, and running makewhatis from the
installer would just slow down the installation; cron does a better job here.
If you have a better solution, let me know...
How about running makewhatis on first boot ?
The calling script should then be deleted or altered, something
like the Wind*ws RunOnce things :-)