NoOp glgxg at
Tue Oct 7 18:57:21 UTC 2008

On 10/07/2008 03:24 AM, norman wrote:
> Would some kind and knowledgeable person please tell me whether tracker
> is supposed to be of any use for an ordinary desktop user like me? If it
> is mainly of use for server users would it cause any problem if I were
> to remove it?
> Norman

Remove away. It's one of the first things that I do on any of my low
memory/cpu machines.

>From this machine:

~$ sudo apt-get remove tracker
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package tracker is not installed, so not removed
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

If you'd rather not go quite that far, you can:

1. Modify the tracker settings so that it is not so disruptive.
System|Preferences|Search and Indexing
2. Remove it from your Session settings
(System|Preferences|Sessions|Startup Programs) so that it doesn't start
when your session is opened.

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