On 09/19/2016 02:57 PM, Andy Blanchard wrote:
> On 19 September 2016 at 22:38, Patrick Dupre <pdu...@gmx.com> wrote:
>> I did:
>> systemctl enable mlocate-updatedb.service
>> (no error)
>> but it still does not seem to be enabled:
>> ‚óŹ mlocate-updatedb.service - Update a database for mlocate
>>    Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/mlocate-updatedb.service; static; 
>> vendor preset: disable
>>    Active: inactive (dead)
>> Sep 19 23:15:02 teucidide systemd[1]: Stopped Update a database for mlocate.
>> Sep 19 23:15:03 teucidide systemd[1]: Started Update a database for mlocate.
>> systemctl is-enabled mlocate-updatedb.service
>> static
>> Is it OK ?
> AFAICT the service only runs the mlocate update once on boot.  What
> you need for regular mlocate DB updates is the systemd timer, which
> will run the necessary script at midnight every day by default:
> systemctl enable mlocate-updatedb.timer
> Note that last bit reads "timer" not "service".  You can check if it's
> enabled by running:
> systemctl list-timers
> and looking for "mlocate-updatedb.timer" in the fifth ("UNIT") column
> - the entry in the first column is when it's next scheduled to run.

Well, lovely. I've found that "systemctl --full list-timers" truncates
the display if your terminal isn't wide enough (at least it truncates
using xfce-terminal) and gives you no indication it has done so. Isn't
"--full" supposed to wrap the display so that doesn't happen? That's
what the man page says it does.

Yet another reason I absolutely deplore this systemd/systemctl crap.
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