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Re: updatedb error



On Saturday 28 July 2007 6:09:50 pm Vivek J. Patankar wrote:
> Peter Reed wrote:
> > I am receiving this error when I try to use the command updatedb:
> > updatedb: src/updatedb.c:721: scan_cwd: Assertion `name_size > 1' failed.
> > Aborted
> > however locate does seem to work although how old the database is unknown
> >  any help with this would be appreciated.
>
> It seems that I am also having the same problem. I ran updatedb in
> verbose mode and the error comes with the same folder everytime. A
> listing of the folder gives strange output. Output from my terminal below.
>
>   /sys/module/nousb/parameters
>   updatedb: src/updatedb.c:721: scan_cwd: Assertion `name_size > 1' failed.
>   Aborted
>   [root marvin parameters]# file /sys/module/nousb/parameters
>   /sys/module/nousb/parameters: directory
>   [root marvin parameters]# cd /sys/module/nousb/parameters
>   [root marvin parameters]# ls -l
>   ls: cannot access : No such file or directory
>   total 0
>   -????????? ? ? ? ?                ?
>   [root marvin parameters]#
>
> I tried rpm -qf to determine which package creates the folder but it
> says that the file is not owned by the package.
>
> Can you run updatedb -v and check if the result is similar/identical?
>
> --
> Regards,
> विवेक ज. पाटणकर (Vivek J. Patankar)
>
> Registered Linux User #374218
> Fedora release 7 (Moonshine)
> Linux 2.6.22.1-27.fc7 x86_64
> My USB drives automount! :p
Yes this is the same place my run of updatedb is exiting.  Same error as you 
with the same directory. 
Peter



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