locate + anacron

Colin Watson cjwatson at canonical.com
Thu Nov 11 19:03:43 CST 2004

On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 08:40:47AM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> In fact, at some stage, I could deviously propose that we not include
> locate stuff by default. :-) We're going to have things like Beagle and
> so on in the not-so-distant future (so locate won't be all that useful
> for desktops), and I can't fully rationalise to myself that a locate
> database is of critical importance as a base feature (is it really that
> important on servers? I've always removed it myself).

Let's not become one of the INCREDIBLY ANNOYING Unix systems that
decided that locate wasn't worth having working by default. Some of us
use heterogeneous environments and really want useful facilities like
locate to work everywhere; my general reaction to the crap commercial
Unix systems that broke locate is "well, I'll just not use that, then".

(I don't care about it working anacron-style; I do care about it working
on servers.)

Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson at canonical.com]

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