[xubuntu-users] Updatedb and locate does not work

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 20:03:09 UTC 2012


On 02/06/2012 10:42 PM, Lee Gold wrote:
> Hi,
>
> my /etc/updatedb.conf:
>
> PRUNE_BIND_MOUNTS="yes"
> # PRUNENAMES=".git .bzr .hg .svn"
> PRUNEPATHS="/tmp /var/spool /media /home/.ecryptfs"
> 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 curlftpfs ecryptfs fusesmb
> devtmpfs"
>
> 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.

 From what I see, /home is not pruned, only /home/.encryptfs
But, if your /home directory is encrypted, the I would suppose one would 
not want locate to find anything to be "found"?? I dunno... that one is 
over my paygrade. :) Ric




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