Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 369291
typo in updatedb.conf
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:21 EST
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 7 or 8 and run `updatedb` as root.
2. Inspect /etc/updatedb.conf in a freshly installed system.
until /sfs is replaced with /sys updatedb fails.
updatedb should run without errors.
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.
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 ***