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Re: [Findutils-patches] [PATCH] updatedb: Remove support for the old pre
Re: [Findutils-patches] [PATCH] updatedb: Remove support for the old pre-4.0 database format.
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:37:08 -0700
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On 01/09/2016 03:26 PM, James Youngman wrote:
> +++ b/NEWS
> @@ -4,6 +4,12 @@ GNU findutils NEWS - User visible changes. -*- outline
> -*- (allout)
> ** Changes to locate / updatedb
> +Support for generating old-format databases (with updatedb
> +--old-format or updatedb --dbformat=old) has been removed. The old
> +database format was deprecated in 2007 (and updatedb has warned about
> +this since that time). The locate program will will read old-format
s/will will/will still/
> +databases, though this support also will be removed.
Should you mention a tentative timeline for this removal, or even hedge
it with "in a few more releases"?
Eric Blake eblake redhat com +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org
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