> "updatedb" script runs as nobody a lot of files can't be indexed because > nobody hasn't the right > to view all system files.
And that is a good thing. The locate-database is public. It must not contain data that is not public, i.e. contents of directories that cannot be listed by non-privileged users. ** Changed in: findutils (Ubuntu) Status: New => Invalid -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to findutils in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1681103 Title: /etc/cron.daily/locate script runs as wrong user Status in findutils package in Ubuntu: Invalid Bug description: The /etc/cron.daily/locate script runs as wrong user. In the package the line says LOCALUSER="nobody" but it should be LOCALUSER="root" because if the "updatedb" script runs as nobody a lot of files can't be indexed because nobody hasn't the right to view all system files. The information I should provide regarind the guidelines # lsb_release -rd Description: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Release: 16.04 # apt-cache policy locate locate: Installed: 4.6.0+git+20160126-2 Candidate: 4.6.0+git+20160126-2 Version table: *** 4.6.0+git+20160126-2 500 500 http://mirror.hetzner.de/ubuntu/packages xenial/universe amd64 Packages 500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/findutils/+bug/1681103/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp