Bug 140192 - updatedb does not work in FC3.
updatedb does not work in FC3.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
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Reported: 2004-11-20 15:34 EST by Andre Gompel
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-26 18:13:07 EDT
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Description Andre Gompel 2004-11-20 15:34:13 EST
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Description of problem:
I use, 

 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.

That's all.

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Expected Results:  At completion of the command (as root), the the file:

Actually the file should be moved to /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db

Additional info:

My system is mostly ext3 based file system.
I had some segmenation error reported when running updatedb.
Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2004-11-22 04:55:31 EST
Assinging to kernel.
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2004-12-01 09:50:50 EST
is there any message in dmesg that looks like a kernel oops ?
Comment 3 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 14:44:06 EDT
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'.

Thank you.

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