In linux update is part of package mlocate which not exit in BSD systems or maybe there is another way to use it. in this small tutorial, I will show you how to install and activate updatebd in FreeBSD. let’s see if we can find the package on the FreeBSD repositories.
root@vps-cdce6394:~ # updatedb updatedb: Command not found. root@vps-cdce6394:~ # pkg install mlocate Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue... Fetching packagesite.txz: 100% 6 MiB 6.4MB/s 00:01 Processing entries: 100% FreeBSD repository update completed. 30172 packages processed. All repositories are up to date. pkg: No packages available to install matching 'mlocate' have been found in the repositories root@vps-cdce6394:~ #
to rebuild the database you need to run this script. this script is scheduled to run weekly. you can also move it to the daily folder if you like.
Now lets run the script in this wey
root@vps-cdce6394:~ # /etc/periodic/weekly/310.locate Rebuilding locate database: root@vps-cdce6394:~ #
This script is syncing the latest updates to the local database located on /var/db/locate.database
lets See if locate command working now
root@vps-cdce6394:~ # locate httpd.conf /usr/local/etc/apache24/httpd.conf /usr/local/etc/apache24/httpd.conf.sample root@vps-cdce6394:~ #