Bug 1817591

Summary: Please enable mlocate-updatedb.timer in 90-default.preset policy
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Reporter: Michal Sekletar <msekleta>
Component: redhat-releaseAssignee: Josh Boyer <jwboyer>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Release Test Team <release-test-team>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: unspecified    
Version: 8.2CC: david.lee, fixing-stuff-d-f-crisman-redhat-bugzilla, fkrska, jwboyer, lisas, lnykryn, pkotvan, pzatko, redhat-bugzilla, robert.scheck
Target Milestone: rcKeywords: TestCaseNeeded
Target Release: 8.3   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
.`mlocate-updatedb.timer` is now enabled during the `mlocate` package installation Previously, reindexing of the file database was not performed automatically, because the `mlocate-updatedb.timer` timer was disabled after the `mlocate` package installation. With this update, the `mlocate-updatedb.timer` timer is now a part of the `90-default.preset` file and is enabled by default after the `mlocate` package installation. As a result, the file database is updated automatically.
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Last Closed: 2021-05-18 13:12:51 UTC Type: Bug
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Description Michal Sekletar 2020-03-26 15:56:55 UTC
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. grep mlocate-updatedb.timer /usr/lib/systemd/system-preset/90-default.preset

Actual results:
mlocate-update.timer is not explicitly enable and system-wide "disabled by default" applies

Expected results:
enable mlocate-updatedb.timer

Above policy is also on Fedora 30.

Comment 15 Robert Scheck 2020-11-25 20:56:09 UTC
Cross-filed case 02811696 at the Red Hat customer portal.

Comment 17 David Lee 2021-03-25 12:13:07 UTC
We are preparing to roll out RHEL8 (8.3) across the site, and we, too, encounter this problem.

* Could you confirm, please, that the problem is still to be expected at 8.3.
* It seems that RH's intended fix will be to add something like "enable mlocate-updatedb.timer" "to "/usr/lib/systemd/system-preset/90-default.preset".  I can confirm that anything resembling that line seems absent from our file of that name.  Could you confirm, please, that this current absence is to be expected.
* Assuming that our current state (above) is correct, could you advise, please, on a reasonable workaround that will be in line with your proposed fix.  I guess this will be something like us creating a file containing that "enable..." line somewhere under "/etc/systemd", but your confirmation (and even suggested recipe) of this would be useful, please.


-- David Lee
-- Diamond Light Source

Comment 19 errata-xmlrpc 2021-05-18 13:12:51 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory (redhat-release bug fix and enhancement update), and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.