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Re: Intent to package: slocate

Robert Woodcock wrote:
> As featured on Bugtraq and recently Freshmeat, slocate is a replacement for
> locate/updatedb. It keeps track of UID's for files so that people can't see
> other people's hidden stuff, while still seeing their own.
> I'll have it create a diversion for /usr/bin/locate and
> /etc/cron.daily/find, and create a system user for `slocate'.
> I'm not sure if it's a good idea to divert a config file, if not I'll have
> to rethink things a little.

I'm pretty sure last time I looked at the dpkg source it advised against it.

see shy jo

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