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Old 12-01-2004, 04:22 AM   #1
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File search error

I am getting an error message when using the search for files untility in Mandrake 10.1.
Error message is ...
Error while searching for files.
While searching for files the following errors were reported.

warning: locate: warning: database var/lib/slocate/slocate.db'
is more than 8 days old
Anyone got any ideas why this error keeps on appearing while searching for files.

Old 12-01-2004, 04:41 AM   #2
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i think if you run updatedb as root this should fix that problem
Old 12-01-2004, 04:41 AM   #3
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that utility is based off the locate command
The locate command searches a database in this case /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db

run this command as root and you should be good to go:
# updatedb &


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