updatedb doesn't update

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Mon Oct 18 18:34:29 UTC 2010

On 10/17/2010 03:09 PM, Peng Yu wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 5:40 PM, NoOp ...
>> Check your /etc/updatedb.conf file to see if it's screwed up. Here's
>> mine for reference:
>> $ cat /etc/updatedb.conf
>> # PRUNENAMES=".git .bzr .hg .svn"
>> PRUNEPATHS="/tmp /var/spool /media"
>> PRUNEFS="NFS nfs nfs4 rpc_pipefs afs binfmt_misc proc smbfs autofs
>> iso9660 ncpfs coda devpts ftpfs devfs mfs shfs sysfs cifs lustre_lite
>> tmpfs usbfs udf fuse.glusterfs fuse.sshfs ecryptfs fusesmb devtmpfs"
> I don't see the file '/etc/updatedb.conf' on my system. Shall I just
> copy your file to my system. Or there is any tool that I should use to
> generate such a file on my system.

Reinstall mlocate should create it. But copying mine should work as well
as it's generic.

>> Also try to invoke manually to see if perhaps the bin file is OK:
>> $ sudo updatedb
> The command updatedb works.

Given your lack of a config file I'd go ahead and reinstall mlocate:

$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall mlocate

Then check to see if you have /etc/updatedb.conf.

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