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garrontmo
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2002 12:34 am    Post subject: Locate Reply with quote

I've used previous distros in which if I ever wanted to find a file, i could type "locate filename" and it would spit back every file that contained "filename". It doesnt work in gentoo. Is there something that I need to install, or is there a similar command in gentoo?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2002 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to run 'updatedb' as root.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2002 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, updatedb will do the trick, assuming you have already emerged the 'slocate' package.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2002 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that slocate is emerged during initial install.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2002 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Utoxin wrote:
I believe that slocate is emerged during initial install.

yep it is
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2002 8:05 am    Post subject: cron Reply with quote

normally, the database is updated with a cron job (daily or weekly),so you don't have to do an updatedb yourself (the update operation can take a while on bigger systems). So you might want to emerge cron as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2002 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, slocate was not emerged during (my) installing 1.1a from stage2, just the "ordinary" locate. (Just if someone else might be missing it)

btw, fcron forgets to install its documentation in /usr/share/doc/ ... but thats for another forum ;)

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