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Re: [PATCH] updatedb: Remove support for the old pre-4.0 database format

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [PATCH] updatedb: Remove support for the old pre-4.0 database format.
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:37:08 -0700
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On 01/09/2016 03:26 PM, James Youngman wrote:

> +++ b/NEWS
> @@ -4,6 +4,12 @@ GNU findutils NEWS - User visible changes.      -*- outline 
> -*- (allout)
>  ** Changes to locate / updatedb
> +Support for generating old-format databases (with updatedb
> +--old-format or updatedb --dbformat=old) has been removed.  The old
> +database format was deprecated in 2007 (and updatedb has warned about
> +this since that time).  The locate program will will read old-format

s/will will/will still/

> +databases, though this support also will be removed.

Should you mention a tentative timeline for this removal, or even hedge
it with "in a few more releases"?

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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