Bug 302201 - updatedb.conf prunepaths error
Summary: updatedb.conf prunepaths error
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 242715
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mlocate
Version: 8
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Miloslav Trmač
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-09-23 14:38 UTC by Carl Preddy
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-09-23 15:41:40 UTC

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Description Carl Preddy 2007-09-23 14:38:48 UTC
Description of problem:
updatedb fails with an assertion error when run from command line

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): mlocate 0.18

How reproducible: completely

Steps to Reproduce:
1.from root terminal enter "updatedb" 
Actual results: aborts with this message:
updatedb: src/updatedb.c:730: scan_cwd: Assertion `name_size > 1' failed.

Expected results: silent completion

Additional info: Here is the fix: 
Both F8test1 and F8test2 deliver /etc/updatedb.conf with this config statement:
PRUNEPATHS = "/afs /media /net /sfs /tmp /udev /var/spool/cups /var/spool/squid
The 4th element is wrong. After changing to "/sys" the problem is avoided.
I found a mention of this in 242715, but felt it might have been overlooked.
It seems that this error can manifest from multiple potential sources when
scanning deep into the system. I straced my instance to the /usr/share/locale/
directory but didn't get as far as the exact causer.

Comment 1 Miloslav Trmač 2007-09-23 15:41:40 UTC
Thanks for your report.

As https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=242715#c21 says, /sfs is separate
from /sys.  The invalid dentry in /sys should be fixed in the kernel, adding
/sys is just a work-around.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 242715 ***

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