Bug 213406 - yelp fails to show any search hits
yelp fails to show any search hits
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yelp (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthew Barnes
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Reported: 2006-11-01 06:19 EST by Jens Lautenbacher
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-11-13 12:40:22 EST
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Description Jens Lautenbacher 2006-11-01 06:19:31 EST
Using the search field in the toolbar of yelp failes to show any hits on even
"easy" searches like "bash" "gnome-terminal" and everything else I threw to it.
Comment 1 Mikko Huhtala 2006-11-05 10:53:40 EST
It works for me. I tried terms like 'bash', 'emacs', 'terminal' (results appear
remarkably quickly, too). The yelp rpm seems to require libbeagle. Does yelp
depend on beagle for searching? Do you have beagle installed? I have

Comment 2 Jens Lautenbacher 2006-11-05 12:26:18 EST

What is your output from  "beagle-info --list-backends"? Mine is:

EvolutionDataServer  (/usr/lib/beagle/Backends/EvolutionBackends.dll)
EvolutionMail        (/usr/lib/beagle/Backends/EvolutionBackends.dll)
KMail                (/usr/lib/beagle/BeagleDaemonLib.dll)
Files                (/usr/lib/beagle/BeagleDaemonLib.dll)
GaimLog              (/usr/lib/beagle/BeagleDaemonLib.dll)
IndexingService      (/usr/lib/beagle/BeagleDaemonLib.dll)
Tomboy               (/usr/lib/beagle/BeagleDaemonLib.dll)
Blam                 (/usr/lib/beagle/BeagleDaemonLib.dll)
Liferea              (/usr/lib/beagle/BeagleDaemonLib.dll)
Akregator            (/usr/lib/beagle/BeagleDaemonLib.dll)
KonquerorHistory     (/usr/lib/beagle/BeagleDaemonLib.dll)
Kopete               (/usr/lib/beagle/BeagleDaemonLib.dll)

Note that "beagle-config daemon ListBackends" returns

Debug: Loading Beagle.Util.Conf+IndexingConfig from indexing.xml
Debug: Loading Beagle.Util.Conf+DaemonConfig from daemon.xml
Debug: Loading Beagle.Util.Conf+SearchingConfig from searching.xml
Debug: Loading Beagle.Util.Conf+NetworkingConfig from networking.xml
Debug: Loading Beagle.Util.Conf+WebServicesConfig from webservices.xml
Allowed backends:
 - EvolutionDataServer
 - EvolutionMail
 - Files
 - GaimLog
 - IndexingService
 - Tomboy
 - Blam
 - Liferea
 - applications
 - documentation

Denied backends:
 - KMail
 - Kopete
 - KonquerorHistory
 - Akregator

And I assume the "documentation" stuff should normally be used for yelp? I don't
know if the problem is somewhere in beagle, though.
Comment 3 Mikko Huhtala 2006-11-06 18:02:47 EST
From 'beagle-info --list-backends' I get exactly the same output as you, but I
get no 'denied backends' from 'beagle-config daemon ListBackends':

Allowed backends:
 - EvolutionDataServer
 - EvolutionMail
 - KMail
 - Files
 - GaimLog
 - IndexingService
 - Tomboy
 - Blam
 - Liferea
 - Akregator
 - KonquerorHistory
 - Kopete
 - applications
 - documentation

Denied backends:

The 'documentation' backend is there just the same.

I tried running beagled with the --debug option.When I search for 'emacs' in
yelp, I get

061107 0058396833 03059 Beagle DEBUG: Parsed query 'emacs' as text_query

in the beagle log in 


So I guess yelp does use beagle (I was not even sure). Do your yelp searches
appear in the log? I'm still running version 0.2.10-5.fc6, because I'm behind a
slow connection at the moment and cannot update.

Comment 4 Jens Lautenbacher 2006-11-13 12:40:22 EST
OK, the problem seems to be not in yelp itself, but beagle.
I saw that /var/cache/beagle/indexes/documentation was very old, and didn't get
updated when running /etc/cron.daily/beagle-crawl-system. 

I removed the whole index directory, run beagle-crawl-system and after a restart
of beagle yelp began showing search hits.

I am not sure why beagle stopped updating the shared indices, but at least one
can be pretty sure it's not the fault of yelp.

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