bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #57072, macos brew-ed conf file (docs and...


bug #57072: macos brew-ed conf file (docs and use)

Submitter:  ivo welch <iaw4>
Submitted:  Thu 17 Oct 2019 05:57:10 PM UTC
Category:  updatedb Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Wrong result Status:  Invalid
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  berny
Originator Name:  iaw4 Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.6.0 Fixed Release:  None
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Sat 09 Jan 2021 03:29:35 PM UTC, comment #2: 

There's no update on this since a while.
I'm therefore closing this issue as INVALID.

Of course, this issue could be re-opened once there is
new information and it turns out that there's something
to fix or improve in GNU findutils.

Bernhard Voelker <berny>
Project Administrator
Sat 19 Oct 2019 05:02:03 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I'm confused:
Here at upstream GNU findutils, there is no configuration file; and there is nothing like that mentioned in the man page (updatedb.1).

Maybe your system's distributor has added a wrapper script around
'updatedb', e.g. in order to call it regularly from 'cron'.
Therefore, I suggest to have a look at the downstream package,
or ask your distributor.

Bernhard Voelker <berny>
Project Administrator
Thu 17 Oct 2019 05:57:10 PM UTC, original submission:  

I am using the findutils are 4.6.0 from the current macos brew system.

I read the man page, but it is not clear where the conf file for `gupdatedb` sits.  usually, it would be in `/usr/local/etc/`, presumably something like `updatedb.conf` or `gupdatedb.conf`.  I created deliberately invalid conf files, but they do not trigger an error.  can you please document in the man page where the default configuration file sits?

ideally, `glocate -S -v` would describe more information, such as what the arguments to `gupdatedb` were, too (and/or what the starting `updatedb.conf` used was).

the reason why all this would be helpful is that `gupdatedb` does not seem to index the `/Users` directories.  this makes it pretty useless for many use cases.

ivo welch <iaw4>


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