[arch-dev-public] What is man-db and why is it so crappy?

James Rayner iphitus at iphitus.org
Thu Jun 18 06:09:42 EDT 2009

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 6:49 PM, Pierre Schmitz<pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> On Thursday 18 June 2009 09:36:53 Thomas Bächler wrote:
>> man-db runs a cronjob daily. Every time this cronjob runs, it causes
>> very high system load for about 5 minutes (this is longer than
>> updatedb). Does it really have to run daily? If so, is it really normal
>> that it causes such high load? I would hope not. Can this please be
>> fixed, it is very annoying.
> You can remove the cronjob; its of no use imho.

According to the developer of man-db, the cronjob is only neccesary
for whatis and apropos. http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/9130

I removed it, it just about kills my netbook...

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