Subject: bin/14006: update.locatedb dies on scanning procfs
To: None <>
From: Rumi Szabolcs <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/19/2001 05:02:40
>Number:         14006
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       su -m nobody -c /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Sep 18 20:03:00 PDT 2001
>Originator:     Rumi Szabolcs
>Release:        NetBSD 1.5.2
System: NetBSD 1.5.2 NetBSD 1.5.2 (CUSTOM-010911) #0: Tue Sep 11 04:26:23 CEST 2001 i386

locate.updatedb, specifically the find command therein seems to die on scanning procfs,
this prevents scanning of futher directories, for example /usr. output looks like this:
find: fts_read: Permission denied

run locate.updatedb as nobody (like /etc/weekly does)

maybe the find command in update.locatedb should exclude procfs?