Printable Version of Topic

Click here to view this topic in its original format

Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ Cannot Find Locate In Suse 9.0

Posted by: noviux Dec 18 2003, 03:45 PM

Searched forums also elsewhere .. lots of posts on 8.2 not 9..
logged in as root Running suse 9 Pro .. the locate command is missing . searched packages for locate and updatedb .is locate part of suse 9 or somewhere else ??

linux:~ # find / iname - "locate"
proc/2059/fd: no such file or directory

linux~ # locate
bash locate: command not found

linux~ # find / -iname "updatedb"
proc/2059/fd: no such file or directory

linux~ # updatedb
bash updatedb: command not found

findutils is installed

any ideas !!

Posted by: jetblackz Dec 18 2003, 08:07 PM

Did you customize the install packages? locate runs the first time you log into KDE.

If you're root, try

source /etc/profile

Posted by: Joey Dec 18 2003, 09:08 PM


Check to see if you have this file installed:


( rpm -q findutils-locate )

If not you can download it from

Posted by: noviux Dec 24 2003, 02:00 PM

locate - yep ! thanks ..

but now im trying to

make: command not found

configure: commmand not found

setenv: command not found

all work in suse 8.2 , is there another package missing ?

Posted by: ShailenSobhee Mar 12 2008, 11:54 AM

Just an info for RedHat / Fedora users:

These RPM-based linuxes use mlocate for locate/updatedb

cd into your DVD Packages folder and issue:

rpm -ivh mlocate*

Posted by: michaelk Mar 12 2008, 03:17 PM

Welcome to LinuxHelp.

Just a FYI while you did provide some good information responding to a 4 year old thread will not help the OP.

Powered by Invision Power Board (
© Invision Power Services (