"Ben Polidore" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> My locate database is not being updated.
> 
> If I run the script in /etc/periodic/weekly this is the output:
> 
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/etc/periodic/weekly]# ./310.locate
> 
> Rebuilding locate database:
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/etc/periodic/weekly]#
> 
> That takes about 1 second.
> 
> This is an ls on the db file.
> 
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/etc/periodic/weekly]# ls -l /var/db/locate.database
> -r--r--r--  1 nobody  wheel  5911 Jun 24 14:31 /var/db/locate.database
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/etc/periodic/weekly]#
> 
> If I just run locate.updatedb as root, it works, but as soon as the periodic 
> script runs, the database is reduced to the above.
> 
> Any thoughts?

The weekly script runs locate.updatedb as "nobody", and won't get into
any directories that "nobody" can't see.  If you've tightened up your
directory permissions, it seems quite appropriate that the locate
database would be affected...
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