app-misc/tracker Issues - Workaround

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app-misc/tracker Issues - Workaround

Post by wolfden » Tue Sep 20, 2016 18:58

With the new version of GNOME came a new version of app-misc/tracker which is required, but it's causing a lot of grief for users. User will experience really high CPU usage as it spawns a lot processes and soon user will not be able to open up anything.

So in the directory /etc/xdg/autostart/ is where the trackers get started, you can simple remove all the tracker-* files. You will need to be root of course:

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# rm -rfv /etc/xdg/autostart/tracker-*
Than log out and back in, things should be back to normal. So tell your friends and family that are GNOME users.

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Re: app-misc/tracker Issues - Workaround

Post by joost » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:51

What worked for me is removing the tracker cache:

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rm -rf ~/.cache/tracker
But not sure if the problem will return once tracker rebuild it's database.
I also must notice that I ran into this problem on only 1 of my systems.

//edit: I spoke to soon. After the cache rebuild on my system the problems return.
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Re: app-misc/tracker Issues - Workaround

Post by goig » Mon Oct 17, 2016 16:16

Thank You Wolfden

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Re: app-misc/tracker Issues - Workaround

Post by msdobrescu » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:28

Hello,

Are any updates on the matter? Could it be disabled? I've read on various forums that it is not required anymore. What do you know? what do you think?

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Re: app-misc/tracker Issues - Workaround

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Fri Aug 24, 2018 23:15

msdobrescu wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:28
Are any updates on the matter? Could it be disabled? I've read on various forums that it is not required anymore. What do you know? what do you think?
Enter the following command in a Terminal window to launch a GUI window in which you can de-select/select anything you like.

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tracker-preferences

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Re: app-misc/tracker Issues - Workaround

Post by msdobrescu » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:05

Thanks! There is no such command.
And what installed it? I use KDE.

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Re: app-misc/tracker Issues - Workaround

Post by sabayonino » Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:54

This topic is 2 years old

KDE has baloo indexer by default
You can tag your files by file preferences

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Re: app-misc/tracker Issues - Workaround

Post by msdobrescu » Fri Apr 24, 2020 14:11

I know, this is the strange thing, as it happened again.
I have the daemons in systemd again.
I've just disabled them.
I simply don't understand what happens! (amazement)

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Re: app-misc/tracker Issues - Workaround

Post by sabayonino » Fri Apr 24, 2020 15:59

Which daemon do you have ?
tracker ?

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 /usr/lib/systemd/user/tracker-store.service
Is tracker installed on your system ?
Maybe it is pushed from other package(s)

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$ equo q revgraph app-misc/tracker
You can mask/unmask a service :

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# systemctl mask tracker-store
You'll get something like this

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Created symlink from /etc/systemd/...    to  /dev/null.
If not try to disbale the service or remove the the existent /etc/systemd/ symlink

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Re: app-misc/tracker Issues - Workaround

Post by msdobrescu » Fri Apr 24, 2020 16:09

Indeed.

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equo q revgraph app-misc/tracker
╠  @@ Reverse graphing installed package app-misc/tracker...
========================================
[0]     app-misc/tracker-2.3.4
[1]       app-misc/tracker-miners-2.3.3
[1]       gnome-base/nautilus-3.34.2
[2]         app-text/evince-3.34.2
[2]         gnome-extra/sushi-3.34.0
╠ Legend:
╠ [x] packages passed as arguments
╠ [x] packages with no further dependencies
╠ [x] packages with further dependencies (node)
╠ [x] packages already pulled in as dependency in upper levels (circularity)
========================================
I have Nautilus, because I've had some files that had unsupported names for some reason so I couldn't even rename them (not to mention access them) with Dolphin. Somehow, Nautilus does, so I could fix that. There seems to be some difference between something from GTK/Gnome/Nautilus and QT/KDE/Dolphin.

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