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Bug 65393 - Make emerge update the locate database
Summary: Make emerge update the locate database
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Enhancement/Feature Requests (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-09-26 05:14 UTC by Erik Östlund
Modified: 2004-09-26 10:16 UTC (History)
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Description Erik Östlund 2004-09-26 05:14:24 UTC
I keep forgetting where my newly emerged packages are installed and running "locate -u" takes forever. I wish emerge whould update the locate database with just the relveant information.

I understand it's not your number one priority. I just thought I should add it to the bottom of the list in case you ever run out of things to do.

Here's a spontanous reaction to my idea on #gentoo:

<moreon> Tilos: thats a genious idea, and if emerge was coded in C++, I would want to do it :P

See, "genious" he said. I have no idea of who he is but he liked it too. :P

Reproducible: Always
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Comment 1 Nicholas Jones (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-09-26 10:16:05 UTC
YOu can't just updated the relevant info into locate. It's front encodd and would take too much effort. qpkg and etcat can tell you about packages.