Friday, 24 May 2019

Re: mlocate - what is it good for?

On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 04:32:24AM +0200, Gunnar Hjalmarsson wrote:
> On 2019-05-22 20:59, Brian Murray wrote:
> > So we ended up questioning the usefulness of installing mlocate by
> > default on systems at all. We believe that find is an adequate
> > replacement for mlocate but want to hear from you about use cases
> > where it may not be.

> As a volunteer contributor and involved in support, I tend to use locate()
> very often, and find() so seldom that I have to look up the syntax
> everytime. If mlocate would be dropped from default, it would be one of the
> first package I'd install when doing a fresh install.

> Suitable to be added to ubuntu-dev-tools?

My $.02, I think it's orthogonal to ubuntu-dev-tools and is not used in
support of any of the tools in that package, so should not be added there.

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