Aaron Griffin wrote:
On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 11:37 AM, Xavier <email@example.com> wrote:
On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 6:06 PM, Aaron Griffin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 10:52 AM, Andreas Radke <email@example.com> wrote:
I'm almost for changing to man-db. We would just have to decide how to
update the db. How is this currently done for "man"? In pacman? Could
this be easily changed/added for man-db? If not what would be the
generic proto hook for a post.install call? Has anybody tried the AUR
pkg: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=9343 ?
man doesn't maintain a DB. man-db actually can work without the DB
too. I *think* we could get away with a drop-in replacement. See
I don't have as much information as I'd like, but right now this seems
like a good idea. As Colin stated - Debian got away for quite a while
without updating the database. I would suggest we simply add a daily
cron job to update the DB. If a user is running cron, then "whatis"
and "apropos" work fine. If not, they need to update the db
Yup, the only thing missing from the AUR man-db package is a cron job
equivalent to the man one :
Btw, I wonder if updating the info database shouldn't be done the same
way, a simple cron job instead of a crappy scriptlet for every single
info doesn't work that way. If the dir file is not updated "info foo"
won't find foo even if it is installed. So no, that won't work. man,
on the otherhand, will find the proper man page.
Either way this will be mostly moot once we get some sort of
hook-mechanism in pacman to do this for us
The way I see it, pacman hooks will solve all of life's problems. See
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:Allan/Pacman_Hooks if you want
to comment on their implementation.