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Re: [opensuse-factory] Disabling beagle by default: implementation
  • From: Peter Nikolic <p.nikolic1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 08:45:06 +0100
  • Message-id: <200907190845.13834.p.nikolic1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 18 Jul 2009 09:48:34 Carlos E. R. wrote:
On Saturday, 2009-07-18 at 02:53 -0400, Andrew Joakimsen wrote:
On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 13:44, Peter Nikolic<p.nikolic1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 17 Jul 2009 12:33:34 Andrew Joakimsen wrote:
How about not to install it by default? If one wishes to enable this
"feature" it can be done via YaST -> Software Management.

Now that is more like it NOT by default after all the really usefull
tool like findutils-locate has to be searched for to install it so why
not exactly the same for beagle whats good for the goose is good for
the gander.

Very good point. It just so happens findutils-locate is my favorite
search tool and I can not recall it ever being installed by default.

I do.

It was installed by default under SuSE 5.x and 6.x at least, and was
dropped perhaps with version 7 or 8, for security concerns mostly.

Which is why many of us knew the tool... because it was installed by
default; interestingly, many people complained that their machine started
trashing their HD at strange hours every day and became unusable. >:-)

well that was down to cron the way suse sets up cron is terrible AFAIAK i
have always and always will change that lot around to suit myself so never ran
into problems with the updatedb program (which is the updater for the locate
DB) .

If you just blindly accept the installed settings you are going to run into
slowdown (no where near as bad as the darn dog beagle thou) the suse idea of
cron as has been stated on the lists or an regular basis is pants to say the
least with timings that are to say the least weired erring on strange who
would start an DB update in the middle of the working afternoon when the
machine is in full use maybe there is some logic in it i cant find any ,
These sort of things either need to run overnight (as mine do) or they need
to be easily set to run during the lunch break or similar .

Cheers Pete .

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