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#1 2023-10-18 16:24:10

esrevinu
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[SOLVED] mlocate updatedb by systemd service results in smaller db

If updatedb.service is executed, I can't locate some files, for example '/usr/share/libgweather-4/Locations.xml'.
If I manually run updatedb, I can find this file.

❯ sudo systemctl start updatedb.service
❯ locate Locations.xml
❯ sudo ls -l /var/lib/mlocate
total 40212
-rw-r----- 1 root locate 41173479 Oct 19 01:12 mlocate.db
❯ sudo updatedb
❯ sudo ls -l /var/lib/mlocate
total 74468
-rw-r----- 1 root locate 76254522 Oct 19 01:13 mlocate.db
❯ locate Locations.xml
/usr/share/libgweather-4/Locations.xml

Last edited by esrevinu (2023-10-19 15:23:52)

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#2 2023-10-18 19:33:02

seth
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Re: [SOLVED] mlocate updatedb by systemd service results in smaller db

Did you check "systemctl status updatedb" ?

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#3 2023-10-19 08:08:05

esrevinu
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Re: [SOLVED] mlocate updatedb by systemd service results in smaller db

Yes, I did.

❯ sudo systemctl status updatedb.service
* updatedb.service - Update locate database
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/updatedb.service; static)
     Active: inactive (dead) since Thu 2023-10-19 17:03:42 KST; 1min 43s ago
TriggeredBy: * updatedb.timer
    Process: 90707 ExecStart=/usr/bin/updatedb (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
   Main PID: 90707 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
        CPU: 2.205s

Oct 19 17:03:31 kikyo systemd[1]: Starting Update locate database...
Oct 19 17:03:42 kikyo systemd[1]: updatedb.service: Deactivated successfully.
Oct 19 17:03:42 kikyo systemd[1]: Finished Update locate database.
Oct 19 17:03:42 kikyo systemd[1]: updatedb.service: Consumed 2.205s CPU time.

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#4 2023-10-19 08:43:59

esrevinu
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Re: [SOLVED] mlocate updatedb by systemd service results in smaller db

In /etc/updatedb.conf, I changed PRUNE_BIND_MOUNTS to "no". This fixed this issue.
I am using Btrfs. It seems to be related to Btrfs.

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#5 2023-10-19 12:11:17

seth
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Re: [SOLVED] mlocate updatedb by systemd service results in smaller db

\o/
Please always remember to mark resolved threads by editing your initial posts subject - so others will know that there's no task left, but maybe a solution to find.
Thanks.

Though it's a bit odd that the timered and manual invocation behave differently hmm
And you probably actually want the timered invocation that seems to adhere to the config and deduplicates the database?

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