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Updated mlocate packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise 6.
The mlocate packages provide a locate/updatedb implementation. Mlocate keeps a database of all existing files and allows you to look up files by name.
- Prior to this update, the locate(1) manual page contained a misprint. This update corrects the misprint.
- Prior to this update, the mlocate tool aborted the "updatedb" command if an incorrect filesystem implementation returned a zero-length file name. As a consequence, the locate database was not be updated. This update detects invalid zero-length file names, warns about them, and continues to the locate database.
All users of mlocate are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.