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From Rasmus Lerdorf <>
Subject Re: Bug DB????
Date Thu, 25 May 2000 02:51:19 GMT
> This is a consequence of the baling wire.  GNATS isn't updating
> its indices itself, so there's a cron job running to do it
> manually at intervals.  If you catch it at the wrong time,
> you'll get a blank screen, otherwise it should work.  The size
> of the database is such that rebuilding the indices takes a
> considerable amount of wall-clock, like maybe 5+ minutes.

Wow.  I have managed to catch that 5-minute window 3 times in the past
week then.  It does work right now.  The cron job should probably replace
the front bugs page with a little note while it is indexing..


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