I wouldn't mind uninstalling or disabling both
locate. I don't use either of them (as far as I know) and would be plenty happy to do without their presence.
Every time I restart my computer it's useless for five minutes or more while these beasts ravage my hard drive.
So I'm ready to shut them off, but how? Should I just uninstall them? Is there some preferences file to set? Is there a simple how-to somewhere?