Bug 228682 - Beagle needs wv1 in order to process Word .doc files
Summary: Beagle needs wv1 in order to process Word .doc files
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: beagle
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: David Nielsen
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-14 13:31 UTC by ray
Modified: 2008-05-06 19:13 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 19:13:40 UTC
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Description ray 2007-02-14 13:31:46 UTC
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. 

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Comment 1 Robert K. Moniot 2007-09-01 19:12:46 UTC
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-
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 
evolution-sharp-devel perl-XML-Parser
3b. Repeat step 3.  It should now succeed.  Watch the configure step to make
sure that it says
    checking for WV1... yes
and later
            wv1?                      yes
4. Install it:
    cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/beagle-
    make install
  (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.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 06:14:06 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 19:13:38 UTC
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