Bug 4953 - slocate does not work properly
slocate does not work properly
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: slrn (Show other bugs)
6.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-09-07 11:53 EDT by blaine.kubesh
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-13 00:21:24 EDT
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Description blaine.kubesh 1999-09-07 11:53:15 EDT
After a clean install of RH 6.0 on my box which has an 8Gig
drive I tried to do a locate on files that I know are on my
system. Locate fails to find most of my filenames on my
drive. I tried to re-install the slocate rpm as well as
deleting the /var/lib/slocate/* files and running updatedb
-u. This still did not work, arbitrary locates to files that
I know exist on the drive failed. Locate does return a
response but it is like the index is too small, it is just
not getting all of the results.
Comment 1 blaine.kubesh 1999-09-07 11:54:59 EDT
slocate does not appear on the component bug list!
Comment 2 blaine.kubesh 1999-09-07 14:31:59 EDT
- updatedb no longer does an slocate -u in RH6
  when typing updatedb you get usage, it should run slocate -u

- Here is an example of it not working. Try to do a locate on a known
  file like XBanner, i.e. 'locate XBanner'
  which is located in /usr/X11R1/lib/X11/app-defaults and notice
  that locate returns nil.
  (This example and others worked fine in RH5.2 and earlier)
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-07 15:28:59 EDT
Try the latest slocate from Raw Hide.
Comment 4 blaine.kubesh 1999-09-08 17:23:59 EDT
slocate-2_0-1 solved the problems I was having
Thx.

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