Re: Opinions sought: mlocate appropriate for Priority: standard?
>>>>> Adeodato Simó <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>>> Imho this problem is not one that needs to be solved, if multiple
>>>> locates are installed, multiple databases should be generated.
>>> I think differently. Particularly given that findutil's locate can
>>> be installed only as a dependency of other packages. (If this
>>> wasn't the case, I'd agree your point of view is valid as well.)
>>> Did you consider this?
>> I did consider it, but afaik the pulled-in-by-dependency-szenario is
>> going to be rare.
> Well, dlocate has 2500 popcon installations, vs. slocate's 1500. So,
> I'm still convinced findutil's locate's cron script should either
> only run if it's the configured locate, *or* not run unless enabled
> in /etc/default/locate.
> But it's your package and I know how to disable one script for
> cron, so I won't mention it further. :-)
May I suggest a single `update-locate' script, with different
implementations (`update-locate.findutils', etc.) belonging to
the same alternatives group as `locate' and `updatedb'? This
reduces the cron.daily script to a single line of code (though I
don't know which package to put it in.)