SDB:UPDATEDB No Longer Works After Updating to SUSE Linux 9.0
The program UPDATEDB no longer works after updating to SUSE Linux 9.0.
UPDATEDB is usually executed under the user account nobody. However, su wrongly asks for a password when changing to the user nobody.
Open the file /etc/shadow in a root shell with an editor of your choice (for example vitmp, a wrapper for vi) by executing:
Change the line:
After saving the changes in the file, you should be able to execute UPDATEDB again. <keyword>updatedb,9.0,90,nobody</keyword>