Bugzilla – Bug 1114259
Disabled autostart for Tracker services are overwritten on updates
Last modified: 2019-03-20 13:39:05 UTC
I primarily use the KDE desktop and GNOME is installed as an alternative.
I never installed the GNOME Tracker services, but got them as GNOME desktop dependencies:
# rpm -e --test tracker tracker-miners tracker-miner-files tracker-miners-lang tracker-lang
error: Failed dependencies:
tracker is needed by (installed) gnome-photos-3.30.1-1.1.x86_64
tracker is needed by (installed) gnome-music-3.30.0-1.1.x86_64
tracker is needed by (installed) libtracker-common-2_0-2.1.5-1.2.x86_64
tracker-miner-files is needed by (installed) gnome-music-3.30.0-1.1.x86_64
To disable the Tracker services I manually add "Hidden:true" to all /etc/xdg/autostart/tracker-*.desktop files.
Unfortunately the /etc/xdg/autostart/tracker-*.desktop files are not marked as %config(noreplace) files. So they are overwritten on each update. I suggest to change this.
I somewhat understand what you want to do - BUT if you run gnome-photos and gnome-music, a running tracker service is actually mandatory.
Those two app do no file-system scan on their own but rely 100% on tracker to display data. Allowing to disable them will just allow to break the apps