[xubuntu-users] Updatedb and locate does not work

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 19:50:15 UTC 2012

On 02/06/2012 02:13 PM, Janne Jokitalo wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 12:02:55PM -0700, Lee Gold wrote:
>> Is there any one who has the same problem? This is a basic, essential
>> function for an OS - I wish it simply worked, it always used to.
>> Googling the problem but no obvious fixes.
> Lee,
> I'm not sure whether you're completely dismissing Ric's advice (it's a little
> rude not to report whether suggestions lead to anywhere at all), but all in all,
> we're gonna need a lot more information that this.

The configuration file was quite explicit as to what and where it 
doesn't update the database from. It makes complete sense to NOT include 
a directory that changes on the fly ... like /media (which changes every 
time you insert a CD or DVD or other detachable device) and /tmp and 
/proc and /var/log etc... all of those entries are pure cruft, from the 
user perspective, when compared to all the stable files on your machine 
for human usage. But, now that you know of the configuration file, feel 
free to override it and edit it to suit your whim. That's the thing 
about Linux, you can make it do things, as you please, that other's 

If it breaks, you get to keep both pieces. :) Ric

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