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Re: [opensuse-support] updatedb now fails for regular user with local db
On 26/11/2018 10.49, Ralph wrote:
On Sun, 25 Nov 2018 20:01:33 -0500
Patrick Shanahan <paka@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

* Ralph <suselist@xxxxxxxxxxxx> [11-25-18 19:50]:
[os Leap 15, xfce]

I have a private mlocate database in my /home. Since a few days ago
attempting to update the db now fails for a command such as:

"updatedb -l 0 -o /home/rsil/Downloads/rsildb -U /home/rsil"

Message is: "updatedb: can not open a temporary file for

There was an update to mlocate on 17 Nov, perhaps the culprit, or
not. Whatever. How do I get back the ability to update my own

google for the error msg, iirc was incorrect perms for a directory

Did that. My google-fu is really weak but it seems the Nov 17 update to
mlocate was to fix a problem with mlocate/updatedb permissions related
to apparmor, and since that date is when my problems likely began then
I assume that the "fix" broke something. That Nov 17 "fix" was:

I'm having trouble following the logic of that bug chat as my knowledge
of apparmor is slim to none, especially at 3:30 am here. What's it say
there? 8-/

Move the file "/etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.locate" temporarily somewhere
else, restart apparmour, and try again with locate. If it works, open a


Run "aa-logprof", hopefully it says something about something in locate
being denied and gives you the chance to allow it.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 42.3 x86_64 "Malachite" at Telcontar)

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