update-db cron job: solving a long-standing issue

Wouter Stomp wouterstomp at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 15:45:21 UTC 2007

On 9/15/07, Milan <nalimilan at club.fr> wrote:

> We can also think (and this is my opinion ;-) ) that the locate command
> is only used by advanced users that now how to install slocate in two
> minutes, and thus that we don't need to install it by default. Newbies
> don't use locate in a terminal, but Tracker in GNOME. And we should
> remember that users are likely to use new background processes with
> Tracker or Beagle, that may even be installed by default. So the less
> are running, the better the system will work. Replacements like find can
> be used when necessary (eg for occasional remote help), though they are
> less efficient.

Wouldn't it be possible to replace locate with tracker somehow? Or let
locate use the tracker database?


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