slocate in the default desktop install

Krzysztof Lichota krzysiek at
Mon Feb 11 16:14:35 GMT 2008

Scott Kitterman napisał(a):
> On Monday 11 February 2008 06:15, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
>> Since very early on, we've shipped slocate as a part of the default desktop
>> install in Ubuntu.  This provides an indexed list of filenames on the
>> system to assist in searching for a file by name.  I'm not sure whether any
>> of the standard desktop applications made use of it, or whether it was only
>> useful on the command line.
>> 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?
>> --
>>  - mdz
> In Debian there was recent discussion of moving to a different locate that 
> spread the overhead better so that it did not have a negative impact on user 
> experience.  I'd much prefer that direction than removing it entirely.

Is updatedb run with ionice currently? This should make it less
intrusive for users. I have proposed it some time ago in this

	Krzysztof Lichota

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