Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140192
updatedb does not work in FC3.
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:12:39 EST
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Description of problem:
the updatedb command does not complete, and the database:
/var/lib/slocate/slocate.db is never properly build.
The temporary file "slocate.db.tmp" stops growing after a while.
I tried (as a reported bug) to not use the vfat partitions, but the problem remains.
Note that FC2 initial version did not have this problem and updatedb worked fine until kernel 2.6.5-1.358.
When I updated to kernel 2.6.7-1.494.2.2, slocate stopped working.
Reverting to the previous Reverting to the previous 2.6.5-1.358 kernel, slocate/updatedb started to work again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Expected Results: At completion of the command (as root), the the file:
Actually the file should be moved to /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db
My system is mostly ext3 based file system.
I had some segmenation error reported when running updatedb.
Assinging to kernel.
is there any message in dmesg that looks like a kernel oops ?
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem. Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.
If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.