Search in Gutsy?

Jari Rahkonen jari.rahkonen at
Sat Sep 29 17:10:25 UTC 2007

Vincent kirjoitti:
> On 29/09/2007, Jari Rahkonen <jari.rahkonen at> wrote:
>> Are you sure it doesn't use (s)locate? Anyway, you know you have several
>> ways to easily check if Tracker or Beagle is running and/or installed. I
>> do remember this being discussed on this list more than once, and AFAIK
>> there was no decision to include either (any?) of the proposed search
>> daemons.
>> In any case I'm quite sure Beagle is not and will not be in the default
>> installation due to the mono dependency.
> Yeah, Beagle would be quite odd indeed ;-)
> Anyway, if I recall correctly I read it only supported Beagle and Tracker. I
> also tested creating a new folder and searching for that, and it could find
> it. Now I'm not sure, but I think locate wouldn't have been able to find
> that, especially concerning I hadn't ever run updatedb. Correct me if I'm
> wrong.
> On the other hand, I also don't recall seeing the Tracker daemon in the
> process list...

A quick googling suggests that the new file chooser has a fallback
"simple search" backend that doesn't use locate. If the search takes
time and there's a lot of disk activity it's most probably just going
through your file system instead of querying a daemon.

But yeah, I'd better stop guessing and let someone who actually knows
(and runs gutsy) answer you.

- Jari

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