Re: Opinions sougth: mlocate appropriate for Priority: standard?
Adeodato Simó <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm preparing packages for mlocate, and personally I would like to
> upload it with Priority: standard. But I'm open to be convinced that is
> not a good idea (eg. "standard is already bloated").
> I think having a working /usr/bin/locate is a reasonable expectation for
> a Linux system nowadays, so the priority level would fit.
I disagree that a expecting a *working* locate is reasonable. Most
systems have a updatedb/locate *binaries installed, but many disable
the db generation.
> I am aware of
> course that findutils already provides one implementation, and it's
> Priority: required...
It is only shipped as part of the findutils package since splitting of
a 78KB package seems to be bad idea.
> However, I would very much like to have a *better* implementation
> installed by default, and I think mlocate would be very appropriate for
> the job:
New versions (1.3.x) of findutils' locate can read slocate databases
and there also exists a new updatedb binary (GSoC project) that is not
a shell script anymore. The latter still has not made it into even a
development release, though. Just as a data-point, not argueing
against a better, existing implementation. ;-)
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