slocate in the default desktop install

Janne Jokitalo astraljava at
Mon Feb 11 11:37:09 GMT 2008

On Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 11:15:45AM +0000, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> Today, at least, it doesn't seem to be used, and more featureful indexed
> searching is provided by tracker, and the overhead of re-indexing daily can
> be inconvenient for laptop users.
> Should we still ship slocate on desktops?

I thought I was gonna say: "If applications are not using slocate anymore, why not start using rlocate for
us CLI users? As for tracker usage, I have no opinions."

...but it seems rlocate isn't even in Debian, so someone (me?) would have to
package it first, if possible. Haven't looked into its license, so no idea
whether it can be included at all.


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