Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135300
gnome search tool appears to hang
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:51 EST
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Description of problem:
(apologies if this is mis-filed. gnome-search-tool doesn't appear
anywhere in bugzilla)
I recently had an issue with corrupted user accounts and I decided to
try a "search and destroy" of my entire disk to find and kill any
remnants of a broken account.
As an experiment, I tried using the desktop search tool. Knowing that
many of my files were root-only I launched the search tool from sudo.
Then I did a big content search. Well, my server is still new and
there aren't *that* many file on it. But 30 minutes later it acts
like it's still searching. I am pretty sure it's just hung.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. from terminal, sudo gnome-search-tool
2. leave filename entry blank
3. change search path to "/"
4. show more options
5. add an option "contains the text"
6. enter search string you know will exist (e.g. your username will
appear in a few /etc/ files)
7. click "find"
Actual Results: 30 minutes later it was still searching and not a
Expected Results: (a) slow but steady trickle of "hits" (e.g. from
(b) completion sooner than this
(c) if it really is this slow, how about a progress bar?
It seem to work fine in rawhide.
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Confirmed, seems to work fine in FC3/latest. gnome-desktop-2.8.0-3