[Xapian-devel] Problem with Perl bindings (enquire)

R. Mattes rm at mh-freiburg.de
Fri Jul 15 01:11:36 BST 2005

Hello list,

 looks like one can open a Xapian database in read-only mode and do the

 $db = Search::Xapian::Database->new("/foo/bar/");
 $enq = $db->enquire("XIDblub");

the same doesn't seem to be possible with a database opened in read-write

 $db = Search::Xapian::WritableDatabase->new("/foo/bar/",
 $enq = $db->enquire("XIDblub");

I first thought that this would be caused by a missing wrapper in
Search::Xapian::WritableDatabase but when i duplicate the code from
Search::Xapian::Database i get the following error:

  Search::Xapian::Enquire::new() -- databases is not a
  "Search::Xapian::Database" object at ./indexer.pl line 241.

This is pretty disappointing since fetching a document by index-term
is rather neccessary during indexing -- or how should one fetch a document
to replace it during re-indexing without enquires to the database?

 TIA Ralf Mattes  

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