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ux9000
I am logged in as su and the command '/usr/bin/updatedb' will not update the database.
The /usr/bin/find / -name filename works.

I am referring to the instruction on:
http://www.linuxhelp.net/newbies/#install
Jim
You got to give us the error if you want any help. Just saying "it doesn't work" isn't specific enough.

I answered your other question too and I seeing a little pattern.

Not all linux systems store things in the same place. Those guides are a little poorly written. In general, you are better off just running commands without the full path names. That is, instead of /usr/bin/locate just run locate Your shell will look in all the places listed in the path and run it if it finds it.
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