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Issues with tracker...

Postby Cambo105 on Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:48 am

I was having a lot of issues with tracker (hogging 100% of one processor core) so I decided to uninstall it. After googling around the ubuntu forum however, I found a warning about uninstalling the packages:

libtrackerclient0
libtracker-gtk0

Something along the lines of I would loose nautilus and my desktop. Should I heed these warnings and leave well enough alone, or just remove these packages? And secondly, am I better off without tracker? What are your opinions on it?
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Re: Issues with tracker...

Postby proxima_centauri on Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:54 am

You can also disable it at start-up from Preferences -> Sessions. Untick "Tracker".
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Re: Issues with tracker...

Postby Husse on Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:02 am

Well if it warns you you'll loose Nautilus and the desktop - you will...
Dependencies.... Files that are used by several applications even if they are (seemingly) not related.
Personally I use "locate" to search for files
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Re: Issues with tracker...

Postby Cambo105 on Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:02 pm

Husse,
Funny you should mention the "locate" command, I just learned it last night (noob anyone?) and its what I've been using exclusively. Does what tracker does with out the lousy indexing resource hog.
Since I live in a dorm and I am using the dorm's LAN, tracker was going through all the shared folders (itunes mostly) and indexing the files of 50 some odd computers on my floor. It maxed out one of the processors in my 1.5GHz core 2 duo.
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Re: Issues with tracker...

Postby Husse on Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:46 pm

If you use "locate" you also need to use "sudo updatedb" after changes
locate does not search the disk but a database, but even including the time for "sudo updatedb" it's very fast.
Note that searches are case sensitive so "locate -i" makes it case insensitive
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