slocate in the default desktop install

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Thu Feb 14 09:34:44 GMT 2008

On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 02:35:21PM +0000, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 09:00:51AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 02:27:19PM +0000, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > > I like the suggestion of switching to a locate implementation that is less
> > > intrusive, but it doesn't seem feasible for 8.04, and I wondered if we might
> > > be able to do something in the short term to improve this.
> > 
> > Really? mlocate is a drop-in replacement for slocate, and I've been
> > using it since mid-December with no problems.
> It seems like the sort of thing we'd want to do prior to feature freeze
> (which, as you know, is tomorrow).  However, if you feel that it's low-risk
> enough to warrant an exception, that would be great.  It seems like the best
> overall solution.

Martin, if you have a moment to look this over, I'd appreciate it; as
far as I can see we ought to be able to promote this today.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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