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Re: Things to bear in mind when changing updatedb...

From: Andreas Metzler
Subject: Re: Things to bear in mind when changing updatedb...
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 16:41:06 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On 2007-04-15 address@hidden wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 15, 2007 at 01:35:54PM +0100, James Youngman wrote:

> > It's not that I am asking you to fix the bugs, it's that I hope we can
> > make the problems irrelevant by improving updatedb's design.
> >
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=245874

> This one seems to be a Debian issue.

Not really, imho if you consider running updatedb by cron normal
usage. The current updatedb script issues error message on
unreadable directories, i.e. every time it runs. Therefore we are
forced to redirect error messages to /dev/null when running from cron.
What we would like to have is through away informational messages and
report real unexpected errors. The merged report
http://bugs.debian.org/183086 has got some discussion.

cu andreas
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