Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1250018
RFE: Provide a method to prevent tracker from indexing files
Last modified: 2016-06-28 08:58:49 EDT
Description of problem:
Tracker starts even in KDE. It indexes all files all the time. This is especially annoying on spinning hard drives but also eats write cycles on SSDs.
If I understood it right tracker provides additional features like tags and meta data. Currently I 'dnf remove tracker', but this also removes 'Gnome Boxes' and others. If there is a way to stop tracker from reading, extracting, decompressing and indexing any files it would be much appreciated.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora KDE spin
2. Install Gnome Boxes
3. ps xawww | grep [t]racker, dstat, iostat
Tracker starts to index all my archives, documents, multimedia files, virtual machines, you name it. There's no clean way to disable that.
A clean and simple way to stop tracker from indexing my files. Maybe /etc/sysconfig/no-tracker or /.tracker-disabled or anything.
Having tracker's file indexing feature enabled by default most likely just eats CPU cycles and HDD IO with no benefit for most users.
Closing this issue as it is old. If you still think that it exists - reopen please. Thanks!