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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:16 pm    Post subject: getting rid of "mtimes differ" boot message Reply with quote

many times, usually after some software updates, i get "mtimes differ" messages at boot time. that's not big deal (it doesn't prevent my system from booting), it's just annoying, and it slows down boot process a little bit.

there are several reasons for that (but honnestly i don't which ones) and there are different solutions to get rid of these messages. sometimes some works, others don't.

basically i combine both usual solutions in the following shell script (i'm no coder, so it's just copy&paste of stuff i found on the forums - credits : see below) :

Code:
for x in /etc/init.d/*; do [[ "$(file -b $x)" == *runscript*script* ]] && (echo $x; source /etc/conf.d/$(basename $x) &>/dev/null; svclib=/lib/rcscripts; depend(){ :;}; source $x); done;
depscan.sh -u;


you may save it in a file, i use "fix-mtimes-differ" as a name - how fun - and store in a folder that's part of $PATH, so i can quickly invoke it whenever it's required.

if ever "mtimes differ" messages still occur after running the script, you'll need to re-emerge baselayout :

Code:
emerge baselayout


thanks to ecatmur, SoylentGreen, or any other guy(s) who suggested these solutions first...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's strange, I thought the official way was
Code:
depscan.sh -u

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Each time I get the mtimes error message, I've used this command:
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touch /etc/init.d/*; /sbin/depscan.sh --update

It has always worked for me.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

from my own experience, a simple depscan.sh -u doesn't always work, so i thought a thread that summarizes the different ways of solving mtimes differ issues would be useful.

this is one of threads my post is based on.
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