[xubuntu-users] Updatedb and locate does not work

Janne Jokitalo astraljava at kapsi.fi
Tue Feb 7 11:06:19 UTC 2012

On Mon, Feb 06, 2012 at 08:42:55PM -0700, Lee Gold wrote:
> Hi,
> my /etc/updatedb.conf:
> # PRUNENAMES=".git .bzr .hg .svn"
> PRUNEPATHS="/tmp /var/spool /media /home/.ecryptfs"
> Ric's advice is relevant and now that I look at it I see "PRUNEPATHS"
> which must mean "remove from the search" and I think I was searching for
> many names in my /home dir as a quick test which did not work, and now I
> see /home/... is "pruned". That must be my problem. 
> I'm sorry, I should have read Rick's post carefully. Thank you Ric and
> Jaska for the help.

Well, if you look into it more closely, you will see that only the hidden
.ecryptfs/ directory is pruned from the searches. So yes, it seems you have an
actual problem, in solving which we would need help from the outputs that I
mentioned in my first post.


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