[rt-devel] rt-fulltext-indexer cron job

Alex Vandiver alexmv at bestpractical.com
Fri Nov 22 10:50:06 EST 2013

On Fri, 2013-11-22 at 10:04 -0500, Vernon McCandlish wrote:
> I was messing around with getting 4.2.1 set up with full text
> indexing, using a postgresql db.  When I got to the part of the
> instructions for setting up the cron job, I noted the instructions
> advised that "Care should be taken to insure that multiple instances
> of rt-fulltext-indexer are not run at the same time."  My solution for
> this was to install Sys::RunAlone through cpan and then add to the
> rt-fulltext-indexer script the following line:
> use Sys::RunAlone;

Cute -- the implementation of that module is a bit fascinating.  Since
it adds a dependency, not something we can add to either of the stable
series.  I'd take this as a pull request against master, or to 4.0-trunk
if protected with an eval{} for environments which don't have it

 - Alex

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