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Old 10-14-2003, 08:47 AM   #1
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Question Run updatedb as nobody?


I'm setting up a new computer, and for the first time I actually want to run updatedb as nobody instead of root. However, every time I try to run updatedb as nobody, I get
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fatal error: updatedb: You are not authorized to create a default slocate database!
I've never run updatedb as any other user on this machine, and I tried touching /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db and then chmod it to 666.

Can anyone tell me what I need to do to make this work?

Thanks.

(oh yeah, Slack 9.1)
 
Old 10-14-2003, 10:36 AM   #2
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chown -R nobody /var/lib/slocate

might do the job
 
Old 10-14-2003, 06:50 PM   #3
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Nope, that doesn't do the trick. Both the slocate directory and slocate.db are owned by nobody now and it still gives me the same error. It's not a very descriptive error, and the man pages are minimal at best. I've done a google search, and it turned up nothing. The strangest thing is that updatedb is set to run as a nobody cron job in a default Slackware installation, but as far as I can tell, it would never run.
 
  


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