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Upgrading to Oneiric 11.10 Beta 1 – Dealing with Zeitgeist (zeitgeist kills kittens as well)

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Uninstalling Zeitgeist can cause issues as it is used by Unity and expected to be available. Removal could be a problem in the future as other programs may look for it being installed.

There are also privacy concerns, see zeitgeist kills kittens as well.

But there is a simple solution:

  1. Remove the old databases and use the “–replace” argument to generate new files.
  2. Then change permissions so no one can read or write to them. :-)


# Delete previous logging.
rm ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/activity.sqlite
zeitgeist-daemon --replace


# Render Zeitgeist illiterate - cannot read or write
chmod -rw ~/.local/share/zeitgeist/activity.sqlite*


Note: In place of the rm command I navigated to the folder and deleted everything manually.


Written by SilverWav

September 4, 2011 at 6:15 pm

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