[SOLVED] What do I need to install for the locate plugin to work?

Asked by Jessy Williams on 2012-01-25

Hi, I'm using arch with xfce4 and installed synapse from its aur, i've been able to locate the dependencies for all the plugins except locate, which is one of the most usefull features of synapse. This all worked just fine when i was on xubuntu, so I'm assuming its just something small I'm overlooking.

The exact error that I'm getting is: STATUS unable to "locate binary" - http://imgur.com/KnLVe

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primefalcon (primefalcon) said : #1

just you just open terminal and type in [code]sudo apt-get install locate[/code]?

thanks for your reply,

i'm using arch which uses pacman as its package manager.. i'm not sure if i can/ should use apt..

these are the packages i get when searching for locate: http://i.imgur.com/j8v4L.png

primefalcon (primefalcon) said : #3

I am not 100% familair with pacman or arch beyond a tiny bit of tinkering but you could try pacman -S locate

yep, that is the correct syntax for searching pacman.. i just needed the name of the dependency synapse is looking for.. turns out its not 'locate', but 'slocate'.. i'm assuming this could be the case for *buntu too.. anyway slocate is the Security Enhanced version of the GNU Locate and found in the arch repository..

what pointed me in the right direction:
http://linux.about.com/library/cmd/blcmdl1_slocate.htm

anyway, synapse is happy so its all good in the hood,
thanks