[CentOS] mlocate-updatedb.timer not working?

Tue Mar 31 10:36:58 UTC 2020
John Horne <john.horne at plymouth.ac.uk>

On Wed, 2020-03-04 at 09:51 -0600, Frank Cox wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Mar 2020 09:16:16 -0600
> Frank Cox wrote:
> > I set this computer up with Centos 8 a few days ago.
> >
> > "systemctl status mlocate-updatedb.timer" says "Active (waiting)".
> >
> > But the mlocate database hasn't been updated since the last time I ran
> > updatedb manually.
> Just to follow this up, the mlocate database update started working
> automatically again by magic.  I didn't change anything but it's now updating
> itself daily as expected.
Just going through my mail messages, and as a quick reply, if you run
'systemctl list-timers' it will show you when the timer last ran and when it is
next due to run.

No idea as to why yours seemed to stop then start.


John Horne | Senior Operations Analyst | Technology and Information Services
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