Bug 4953 - slocate does not work properly
Summary: slocate does not work properly
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: slrn
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-09-07 15:53 UTC by blaine.kubesh
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-09-13 04:21:24 UTC

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Description blaine.kubesh 1999-09-07 15:53:15 UTC
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 15:54:59 UTC
slocate does not appear on the component bug list!

Comment 2 blaine.kubesh 1999-09-07 18:31:59 UTC
- 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 19:28:59 UTC
Try the latest slocate from Raw Hide.

Comment 4 blaine.kubesh 1999-09-08 21:23:59 UTC
slocate-2_0-1 solved the problems I was having

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