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Old 10-03-2004, 09:42 PM   #1
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Turning off updatedb


updatedb runs continually on my machine, and after searching google I still haven't found a way to configure it. It runs about every 24 hours, which is a hassle because I'm just a simply deskop user -- once a week is more like it for me.

How can I turn this off or customize it simply (Redhat 7.3).
 
Old 10-04-2004, 01:33 AM   #2
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Try this (as root):

mv /etc/cron.daily/find /etc/cron.weekly
 
Old 10-04-2004, 01:34 AM   #3
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Oh crap... I missed where you said RedHat 7.3, and read the userinfo that said "Debian".
Have a look at the cron configuration/directories - it might be called something else on RedHat.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 02:09 AM   #4
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/etc/init.d/rhnsd stop

<edit> woops this means nothing to you. I read this post wrong I thought you said up2date not updatedb

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Old 10-05-2004, 06:43 AM   #5
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It's in /etc/cron.daily/slocate -- move the file to /etc/cron.weekly, for instance.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 05:25 AM   #6
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CroMagnon wrote:
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Try this (as root):

mv /etc/cron.daily/find /etc/cron.weekly
Quote:
Oh crap... I missed where you said RedHat 7.3, and read the userinfo that said "Debian".
Have a look at the cron configuration/directories - it might be called something else on RedHat.
Yeah sorry about that, Debian is one of my main machines and right now Redhat 7.3 is the computer acting as a server routing packates around. I should put Redhat 7.3 there too. This Redhat machine has lasted me for a long time and I've worked on it a lot so I keep it (haven't had a windows pc without formatting it this long).

It's basically the same process only a different file. Debian I don't think runs updatedb all that often.

misc wrote:
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It's in /etc/cron.daily/slocate -- move the file to /etc/cron.weekly, for instance.
I think that did it, thanks.
 
  


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