[CentOS] Recommendation for a Linux alternative to Centos - ATH9K disaster

Fri Jan 28 14:50:12 UTC 2011
John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk>

On Fri, 28 Jan 2011, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:

> One *does* have to remember the "mlocate" package's limitations. It
> doesn't browse network mounted directories, it doesn't browse /tmp or
> look for other excluded targets, and it runs with the nightly cron
> jobs. So if you're looking for files in /var/tmp/ or an NFS share, or
> files that were created an hour ago, well, it's back to "find".

All configurable via /etc/updatedb.conf if your local needs differ.

> I have found it very useful, when checking updates on a machine, to
> become root and run the "updatedb" command to get the mlocate database
> updated.