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To:Josh Triplett From:Colin Watson Subject:Bug#666253: Please drop redundant cron jobs in favor of dpkg triggers Date:Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:59:40 +0100

On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 06:23:44PM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> man-db has had dpkg triggers for almost four years. These triggers make
> the cron jobs entirely redundant. Please consider removing these cron
> jobs.

My main concern here is that I have no idea how many people are relying
on apropos output for locally-installed (i.e. non-packaged) manual
pages; removing the cron jobs would break that unless people knew to run
mandb by hand. I rather suspect that the probability of that is higher
outside the population of Debian developers ...

Colin Watson []

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