bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #22715, find command for NETPATHS in...


bug #22715: find command for NETPATHS in updatedb is inconsistent with that for SEARCHPATHS

Submitted by:  James Youngman <jay>
Submitted on:  Mon 24 Mar 2008 06:30:36 PM UTC  
Category:  updatedb Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Wrong result Status:  Postponed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  James Youngman <jay>
Originator Name:  Karl Berry Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  None Fixed Release:  None

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Sun 11 Apr 2010 11:58:26 AM UTC, comment #1:

updatedb would probably be best rewritten. I'm going to mark the updatedb-related bus as "Postponed" in order to consider them all in a batch, when I get around to the rewrite.

(Leslie P. Polzer did start on a rewrite some time back as part of the Summer of Code but there are some updatedb-related issues his changes don't resolve yet, I think)

James Youngman <jay>
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Mon 24 Mar 2008 06:30:36 PM UTC, original submission:

The find command for NETPATHS in updatedb is different than the others.
For example (line breaks changed for ease of comparison):

# : A8
\( -type d -regex "$PRUNEREGEX" -prune \)
-o $print_option || ...

The -prune is inside the parentheses. Compare with, say:

# : A6
\( $prunefs_exp -type d -regex "$PRUNEREGEX" \)
-prune -o $print_option || ...

I don't actually use NETPATHS, so I'm not sure if it actually makes a difference, I just saw it by inspection ...

James Youngman <jay>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.


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