Interesting task: makewhatis repeatability

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Mon Aug 1 14:55:23 GMT 2005


In the last episode (Aug 01), Poul-Henning Kamp said:
> In message <9140595F-38F1-4589-A0FB-4C0BC4AF022C at lassitu.de>, Stefan Bethke writes:
> >> I just found out that makewhatis does not produce the same output
> >> after two different installworld runs.
> >>
> ># for i in 1 2; do rm -rf /data/00/build/x; mkdir /data/00/build/x;  
> >make installworld DESTDIR=/data/00/build/x; md5 /data/00/build/x/usr/ 
> >share/man/whatis >>/tmp/md5; done
> >...
> ># cat /tmp/md5
> >MD5 (/data/00/build/x/usr/share/man/whatis) = 393e1046893b6504b0d51e57a377c529
> >MD5 (/data/00/build/x/usr/share/man/whatis) = 393e1046893b6504b0d51e57a377c529
> 
> Hmm, I may be seeing some other weirdness then.

/usr/share/man/whatis is just a plaintext file, so diff should be able
to tell you what the changes are.

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	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com


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