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Old 09-11-2006, 09:59 PM   #1
irhernan
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how to create automatically the /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db


Hi all,

When I want to locate some files, i am always prompted with the following:

"warning: locate: could not open database: /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db : no such file or directory

warning: you need to run the 'updatedb' command (as root) to create the database. "

Please advise on how to set the system so that the slocate.db is always created/updated.

TIA,

Mike
 
Old 09-11-2006, 10:04 PM   #2
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You can create the file /etc/cron.daily/slocate with the following permissions:
Code:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 50 2006-04-19 14:56 /etc/cron.daily/slocate
and with the following content:
Code:
#!/bin/sh
/usr/bin/updatedb -c /etc/updatedb.conf
You may need to modify the location of updatedb for your system. I'm also assuming that you have /etc/updatedb.conf on your system and that it points to /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db...
 
Old 09-12-2006, 01:47 AM   #3
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Hi Gilead,

Many thanks for the advice...

Cheers!

Mike
 
Old 09-12-2006, 02:29 PM   #4
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No problem - please post back if you have any problems

Also, you can use the find command - it's much slower but allows a more configurable search.
 
  


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