Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74426
Documentation Indexing results in infinite loop
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:50 EDT
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Description of problem:
When indexing qt and kde documentation (the default, with nothing added), and a
medium index size, the system will indefinately index. I let it run for 7 hours
before stopping it (on a P3/1200).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run kdevelop-setup
2. choose the default options, and then "start indexing"
Actual Results: never completes
Expected Results: complete indexing and integration into the online help system
Cause of the problem:
htdig indexes everything from the root of the filesystem, including directories
like /proc/ and /dev/ which causes the problem.
The kdevelop setup-utility tells htdig to use the htdig.conf file located in
$HOME/.kde/share/apps/kdevelop/tools/. This file contains the following line:
This causes htdig to index everything from the root of the filesystem.
To avoid this, start kdevelop-setup and write down the qt3 and kde
documentation directories. In my case these are /usr/lib/qt3-gcc3.2/doc/html/
and /usr/share/doc/kdelibs-devel-3/. Before clicking the 'Index' button, edit
the htdig.conf file in /home/your_directory/.kde/share/apps/kdevelop/tools/ and
add the following line:
start_url: /usr/lib/qt3-gcc3.2/doc/html/ /usr/share/doc/kdelibs-devel-
Also, replace the limit_urls_to: line with the following line:
Now save the file, click the 'Index' button and continue with the setup process
This bug is still present is Red Hat 9
*** Bug 88882 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 75260 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Daniel thank you for the bug report. This bug is reported aginst
KDevelop 2.x, recent version is 3.x, so many things have been
changed/added. Shortly I'll try to reproduce this bug on KDevelop 3.x
and see if it still happens. Just give me some time.
I've tried indexing Qt and KDE documentation (default settings) on
KDevelop 3.3.1 and I can't reproduce this bug (indexing went fine).
Could you please try to reprdouce this bug on recent version of
KDevelop (3.x or above) with various configuration.
This bug is reported against old release of Red Hat Linux or Fedora Core
that is no longer supported. Chances are that it has been already fixed in
newer Fedora Core release. If you still experience the problem with
current release of Fedora Core, please update the Version field (you may
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back to NEW state.
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Closing as CANTFIX.