The xlocate service provides the data source for consumption by the xlocate command from the xtools package. This task is responsible for once a day regenerating the search index that is used for all package files.

Required Colocation

Because the xlocate indexing task requires running xbps-query over all packages in x86_64, this task must be colocated with a package mirror. The mirror must also be configured locally so that xlocate does not unecessarily load a webserver on the same host.