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#1 2009-09-17 03:39:08

quepp42
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Registered: 2009-09-15
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'locate' command not working [SOLVED]

Whenever I try to use the 'locate' command it gives this error:

locate: can not stat () `/var/lib/mlocate/mlocate.db': No such file or directory

I checked pacman and i downloaded mlocate but it doesn't seem to make any difference. What am I doing wrong?

Last edited by quepp42 (2009-09-17 05:13:07)

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#2 2009-09-17 03:45:12

Allan
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Re: 'locate' command not working [SOLVED]

Try updating (possibly creating in your case) the database.  "updatedb" as root.

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#3 2009-09-17 03:49:01

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Re: 'locate' command not working [SOLVED]

run updatedb first.  You can run it manually from the command line.

It should have scheduled itself as a cron job when you installed slocate.  If you just installed slocate, it will not have run yet.  Otherwise, make sure you have a cron daemon running and that there is an updatedb task scheduled.  Also, make sure your computer is on when it it is scheduled


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#4 2009-09-17 05:11:32

quepp42
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Re: 'locate' command not working [SOLVED]

thanks homies, it worked ^_^

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#5 2011-08-20 03:16:51

loveqq1943
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Re: 'locate' command not working [SOLVED]

thx, this post solved my problem too

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#6 2011-08-20 04:47:21

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Re: 'locate' command not working [SOLVED]

loveqq1943, do not necro-bump threads with empty posts.


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