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On a new EC2 Lucid AMI, I've tried:

$ locate include_prompt.sh

And got:

locate: can not stat () `/var/lib/mlocate/mlocate.db': No such file or directory

I've created the locate database using updatedb, and it works fine.

Do I need to put updatedb in some cron file?

Is it invoked automatically? If not, what would be a reasonable interval?

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Your guess is correct - it is invoked automatically. Usually daily. From here http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/lucid/en/man8/updatedb.8.html

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Thanks, just found it on /etc/cron.daily –  Adam Matan Jul 19 '11 at 10:35

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