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On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 2:54 AM, Stroller <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 8 Oct 2008, at 04:10, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> every fcron is starting updatedb. I dont need this service on a
>> daily basis. I am starting updatedb by hand if I need a fresh db.
>> But I need a full fcron installed for other purposes, so I need
>> to find the script, which tells fcron to start updatedb.
> If you don't know where the above script is...
>> I have tried to disable all scripts, but it seems, that I am
>> not able to do so
>> I edited also roots fcrontab and my own fcrontab to not
>> to start updatedb -- they are fixed.
> ... then why did you do this? What did you edit & what were the results?
>> My question: Where are other "things" installed, which
>> trigger updatedb on a daily basis?
> It is put there by sys-apps/slocate itself. You can move it to cron.weekly
> if you prefer (although frankly, I don't know why this would upset you so
I re-state what Stroller said. What did you edit? And, please read the
cron documentation (if memory serves, Gentoo has a nice cron
Also, try mlocate. It is an optimized implementation of locate; its
updatedb is faster and less IO-intensive.
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