Finally got around to updating Ubuntu this evening.Â Had to go from Hardy to Intrepid first (purely as a waypoint), then to Jaunty Jackalope.
No major problems, although HAL quit for me at some point and had to be restarted remotely (stopped recognizing my mouse and keyboard when I kvm’d back from another machine).
After booting into Jaunty, I started getting the error “Tracker Applet: There was an error while performing indexing: Index corrupted.”Â This appears to be a pretty common error.Â For instance:
- In the Ubuntu Forums
- Another thread in the Ubuntu Forums
- or a thread in the Linux Forums
You probably want to read those to draw your own conclusions, but what worked for me was to install the tracker-utils package, and then wipe out trackers.
# Install the tracker utilities sudo apt-get install tracker-utils # Kill all the processes and wipe out the database sudo tracker-processes -r # Remove the cache rm -rf ~/.cache/tracker # Clear local settings rm -rf ~/.local/share/tracker # Remake the directory mkdir ~/.local/share/tracker # Restart the daemon sudo /usr/lib/tracker/trackerd &
Now … I suspect that’s not permanent, but we’ll see what happens after the next reboot.
Followup:Â That worked fine.Â After logging out and logging back in, the tracker applet restarted, indexing restarted, and finished pretty quickly.