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Old 12-20-2003, 02:02 PM   #1
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locate stopped?


I'am wondering what this is, to what I recall, it never did this before, there was a power outage recently, but I really didn't think it did anything since I can still search for most all things, but it seems some things are finished, even after i updatedb.

[19]+ Stopped locate a
root@computer:/#

any help?

please?

was trying to find where my ftp server program was, proftpd.

-Jalalabee
 
Old 12-20-2003, 02:11 PM   #2
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"was trying to find where my ftp server program was, proftpd."

If locate doesn't work try using the find and which commands instead. See:
man find
man which


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Old 12-20-2003, 02:45 PM   #3
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Re: locate stopped?

Quote:
Originally posted by Jalalabee
I'am wondering what this is, to what I recall, it never did this before, there was a power outage recently, but I really didn't think it did anything since I can still search for most all things, but it seems some things are finished, even after i updatedb.

[19]+ Stopped locate a
root@computer:/#

any help?

please?

was trying to find where my ftp server program was, proftpd.

-Jalalabee
Well, if the power-outage occured during a
updatedb your (s)locate database might be
corrupted ... if you ave a sensible /etc/updatedb.conf
try
Code:
locate slocate\.db | xargs rm
updatedb -c
to re-create it



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Old 12-20-2003, 03:17 PM   #4
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I just checked for root kits and such, have slackware 9.0, and a kernal of 2.4.21..or 2.4.22..either way. Could this have something to do it...anyway

...

it said a few files were infected, i'am on another computer currently. thinking of taking my music and such files off and reinstalling...

any help would be great

-Jalalabee
 
Old 12-20-2003, 03:25 PM   #5
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I just checked for root kits and such, have slackware 9.0, and a kernal of 2.4.21..or 2.4.22..either way. Could this have something to do it...anyway

...

it said a few files were infected, i'am on another computer currently. thinking of taking my music and such files off and reinstalling...

any help would be great :)

-Jalalabee
Ouuuuuch.... sorry about the root-kit thing.
How did you catch it?

What particular help do you need? What kind of
info are you after?



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Old 12-20-2003, 03:59 PM   #6
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not sure too much...i have my computer disconnected currently...i think i need to go get some new CDs and such...than ..well..one thing

how do i figure out what partition are where, and what to format? i suppose i could just search around for the info, ill post back here about it when i figure my next course of action about this case.

thanks btw, feel free to bug me and tell me im doing everything wrong

new to linux ... for a few months now ... tried it several times before ... but i ended up giving up ... but this time it has just stuck to me and worked beautifully .

and about the root-kit...im unsure where i got it, im thinking a vulnerability...considering i havent downloaded anything really...i already changed all my passwords..so im not sure if im safe yet...thanks.

-Jalalabee

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Old 12-20-2003, 04:34 PM   #7
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Try a locate -u as root, that should fix your locate problems.

fdisk -l

Will list the partitions, you can use fdisk to format them, but there are better programs out there. parted I think is the best. It has more checks to not currupt your parition table, and is much safer and more flexible.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 05:18 AM   #8
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my icon started to go missing and i cant run the root-kit script anymore to find it...it said something about a "romanian root-kit" thats all i remember
 
Old 12-21-2003, 07:54 AM   #9
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Old 12-21-2003, 09:59 AM   #10
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At first I really didn't think this was a security issue. I just figured I screwed something up or whatever. Until other things seemed out of place.

I think this conversation has pretty much moved to the security forum.
 
  


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