Bug 369291 - typo in updatedb.conf
Summary: typo in updatedb.conf
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: 2007-11-07 00:34 UTC by Karl W. Lewis
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-11-07 01:11:45 UTC

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Description Karl W. Lewis 2007-11-07 00:34:16 UTC
Description of problem:

In both Fedora 7 and now in 8 the default updatedb.conf file contains a typo. 
THe exluded directories list contains /sfs as an excluded directory, but /sys is
the intended excluded target.  (Easy to tell because there is no /sfs directory,
and if updatedb wanders into /sys it fails, always.)

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

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 7 or 8 and run `updatedb` as root.
2. Inspect /etc/updatedb.conf in a freshly installed system.

Actual results:

until /sfs is replaced with /sys updatedb fails.

Expected results:
updatedb should run without errors.

Additional info:

This is easy to fix, and easy to find references to in Google, but it might be
frustrating to newbies....

I've listed the x86_64 platform because that's where I've seen this, in both 7
and 8, it could well be in the others, too, but I haven't looked.

Comment 1 Miloslav Trmač 2007-11-07 01:11:45 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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