bin/172801: /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb (and therefore locate(1)) does not work inside a jail

dteske at dteske at
Mon Mar 11 19:20:01 UTC 2013

The following reply was made to PR bin/172801; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: <dteske at>
To: <bug-followup at>, <dteske at>
Subject: Re: bin/172801: /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb (and therefore locate(1)) does not work inside a jail
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:17:01 -0700

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 The previously attached patch didn't work for me on a virgin jail setup.
 I've revised/updated it. Could still use a formal looking at by the respective
 authors however (read: not intended for commit yet)
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 --- /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb.orig	2010-07-18 19:24:42.000000000 -0700=0A=
 +++ /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb	2013-03-11 12:12:56.054787039 -0700=0A=
 @@ -59,6 +59,7 @@ PATH=3D$LIBEXECDIR:/bin:/usr/bin:$PATH; ex=0A=
  case X"$SEARCHPATHS" in =0A=
  	X) echo "$0: empty variable SEARCHPATHS"; exit 1;; esac=0A=
 +if [ "$(sysctl -n security.jail.jailed)" =3D "0" ]; then=0A=
  case X"$FILESYSTEMS" in =0A=
  	X) echo "$0: empty variable FILESYSTEMS"; exit 1;; esac=0A=
 @@ -70,12 +71,14 @@ do=0A=
  excludes=3D"$excludes ) -prune"=0A=
  case X"$PRUNEPATHS" in=0A=
  	X) ;;=0A=
  	*) for path in $PRUNEPATHS=0A=
             do =0A=
 -		excludes=3D"$excludes -or -path $path -prune"=0A=
 +		excludes=3D"$excludes $or -path $path -prune"=0A=
 +		or=3D"-or"=0A=

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