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Re: Porting man-db to Hurd

* Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> [020504 18:21]:
> On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 05:47:09PM -0700, Grant Bowman wrote:
> > While the man command works, the mandb command locks up my machine or
> > perhaps just the screen through an error of some kind.
> > 
> > I am unclear how best to proceed in getting it going.  Any ideas?
> > I've copied Colin Watson on this who is the package maintainer.  I don't
> > have enough info to actually file a bug yet.
> Try running it with --debug and see if the output offers any hints.
> There has certainly been some Hurd porting work done on man-db in the
> past - I see some canonicalize_file_name() stuff lying around which is
> clearly the effect of that. I've rewritten various things over the past
> year, though, so it's possible that the port may have suffered bitrot if
> I was being inattentive. Alternatively, I suppose it could be libdb2.

I tried --debug.  It gave quite a bit of output but ended in a similar
manner to the output I gave already.  The script also didn't get written
to disk and I had to reboot my machine since the console doesn't seem to
recover (I'm guessing).  I need to get my second machine online to get
around this.  

I'll try to take a look and find something more concrete for you to go
on if I get a chance.  I feel a bit clueless at this point.

I appreciate your efforts,

-- Grant Bowman                                <grantbow@grantbow.com>

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