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

Submitter:  James Youngman <jay>
Submitted:  Mon 24 Mar 2008 06:30:36 PM UTC
   
 
Category:  updatedb Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Wrong result Status:  Postponed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  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
   $find $NETPATHS $FINDOPTIONS
   \( -type d -regex "$PRUNEREGEX" -prune \)
   -o $print_option || ...

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

   # : A6
   $find $SEARCHPATHS $FINDOPTIONS
   \( $prunefs_exp -type d -regex "$PRUNEREGEX" \)
   -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>
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