Who is the mastermind behind invention of "update-apt-xapian-index"?

Asked by Pako on 2010-12-10

bug 363695 is marked as fixed, but is not, is present almost 3 years and is completely ignored.

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You haven't commented on the bug to state it is still occurring......

I suggest you compile the package if you are having issues, what version do you have installed?

Pako (elektrobank01) said : #2

Because I'm am not familiar with programming I will use another distribution instead of compiling. My version is 10.10 fully updated.

It's very simple to compile.

sudo make install

not hard, there are readmes in the source code too to tell you how. If you choose a different distribution, unless there is a newer version, you will more than likely get the SAME issue as the different distribution is the same OS, Linux.

Saying "I am not familiar with programming" is a little redundant as nobody is born knowing how to code, if the issue is sufficiently bothering you then it's a good time to learn something new to challenge yourself a little. You could even set up a PPA and spread your efforts to fix others...

You could also try installing Natty

Pako (elektrobank01) said : #5

but the difference is that only Ubuntu uses such index system. Using the CPU at 100% for 3 minutes will burn my laptop and consume 30% of the battery, so please understand me, seeing my processor runs at full power for 3 minutes with no need and nobody takes action to solve that, it only frustrates the users.

You have some options, make your move :)

Pako (elektrobank01) said : #7

I found a workaround on forums and for now I'm happy with it. Thank you actionparsnip!
sudo mv /etc/cron.weekly/apt-xapian-index /etc/cron.monthly/apt-xapian-index

Pako (elektrobank01) said : #8

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.