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Bug 4321 - /var/lock/makewhatis.lock s/b removed at boot
Summary: /var/lock/makewhatis.lock s/b removed at boot
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-08-02 21:54 UTC by Michael K. Johnson
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-02 22:38:02 UTC

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Description Michael K. Johnson 1999-08-02 21:54:23 UTC
If a machine crashes during a makewhatis pass, the
apropos database will never be recreated.

An alternative solution is to make the makewhatis
scripts remove the lockfile if it is more than n
hours old (for some positive integer n...)

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-02 22:38:59 UTC
it is removed at boot in the latest RaW Hide initscripts,
as *anything* in /var/lock is removed...

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