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FS#41511 - [man-db] man-db.service takes years to finish on boot

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Kevin Zhao (Jesse2004) - Saturday, 09 August 2014, 02:35 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Saturday, 11 October 2014, 18:23 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No



On the first boot of every day, when man-db.service is trigerred by man-db.timer, it takes minutes for my system to boot. Systemd-analyze shows that man-db.service is the one to be blamed.

Additional info:
* package version(s)

* config and/or log files etc.
$ systemd-analyze blame
1min 43.597s man-db.service
14.684s wicd.service
12.433s libvirtd.service
11.401s systemd-fsck-root.service
2.079s lvm2-pvscan@254:0.service
1.862s udisks2.service
1.844s systemd-vconsole-setup.service
1.499s systemd-modules-load.service
1.155s systemd-logind.service
1.152s systemd-nspawn@default-chroot.service
1.107s dev-mapper-FTD\x2dswap.swap
855ms polkit.service

Steps to reproduce:

Just boot up.
   system-log (137.3 KiB)
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Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Saturday, 11 October 2014, 18:23 GMT
Reason for closing:  No response
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Sunday, 17 August 2014, 11:24 GMT
[root@workstation64 andyrtr]# systemd-analyze blame
8.870s updatedb.service
7.241s man-db.service
2.772s netctl@ethernet\x2dstatic.service
887ms x2goserver.service

It's also the longest taking service for me but it doesn't hang there at boot. Check the .service file. It depends on /var/cache being mounted. Nothing else. It will run in the background anyway.
I guess something else holds your boot. Check you systemd bootup maybe in graphical view mode.
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Friday, 03 October 2014, 09:54 GMT
please check with - if it still persists get in touch with upstream.
Comment by Sami Kerola (kerolasa) - Sunday, 05 October 2014, 11:51 GMT
My man-db.service had similar appalling start up time. After running 'mandb --create' once I got the start up to take bit less than 10 seconds.