Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 228682
Beagle needs wv1 in order to process Word .doc files
Last modified: 2008-05-06 15:13:40 EDT
Description of problem:Beagle depends on wv1 for indexing text in Word .doc
files. Wv1 is not included and not made available in the repos.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
I too want beagle to index word documents. I got it to work by building from
1. Fetch and install source rpm:
rpm -ivh beagle-0.2.16.2-5.fc7.src.rpm
2. Fetch and install wv and wv-devel binary rpms:
yum install wv wv-devel
(This step is key: wv-devel provides the needed "wv1" package.)
3. Try to build it:
rpmbuild -v -bc /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/beagle.spec
3a. Step 3 will probably fail with a report of missing packages. Install them.
In my case I had to say
yum install wv-devel mono-devel mono-data mono-data-sqlite gtk-sharp2-gapi
gtk-sharp2-devel gnome-sharp-devel mono-web libexif-devel gsf-sharp-devel
3b. Repeat step 3. It should now succeed. Watch the configure step to make
sure that it says
checking for WV1... yes
4. Install it:
(Using "rpmbuild -bi" does not work: it fails when it finds the "unpackaged"
beagle-doc-extractor compiled in step 3. There may be a command option to
ignore this but I don't know it.)
5. See beagle index your .doc files.
Comments: I don't know why wv1 is not enabled in the distro. It seems to me
most of us who may not use Word ourselfs get emailed a lot of these .doc files
and need to keep track of them. I do anyhow.
I did the above on a pristine system (Fedora 7 install, not upgrade from FC6)
which had never had beagle installed. You may have to uninstall the beagle
binary rpm (rpm -e beagle) before doing step 4.
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