Friday, 31 May 2019

Re: mlocate - what is it good for?

On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 10:39:29AM -0500, Jamie Strandboge wrote:
> On Wed, 22 May 2019, Seth Arnold wrote:
> > Anyway, I believe locate can have great value to all our users,
> > experienced or brand new, huge systems or small systems. I'd like
> > us to keep it in default installs.
> >
> IMO, find has its place and so does mlocate. I still use locate myself fairly
> regularly (perhaps a couple/few times a month?) on my laptop and I have been
> known to adjust PRUNEPATHS. As said by another elsewhere, even if it was moved
> out of standard we would still want to address the bugs so I'd just assume it
> stay in standard.

I'm not sure I understand the distinction between it staying in standard
versus it being in main but unseeded. The support for the package
doesn't change if it is part of standard as far as I know. Is there
something I'm missing?

Brian Murray

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