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

R. Mattes rm at mh-freiburg.de
Sat Jul 16 14:47:55 BST 2005

On Fri, 15 Jul 2005 02:26:21 +0100, Olly Betts wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 02:11:36AM +0200, R. Mattes wrote:
>> 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.
> Instead (or maybe as well) you'll need to tell Perl that
> WritableDatabase is a subclass of Database.  To do this edit
> Xapian/WritableDatabase.pm and add 'Search::Xapian::Database' to "@ISA".
> Let me know if you find out what's required to get this working...

Hi Olly,

yes, that addition to Database.pm was how i fixed it locally - I just
wanted to make shure this wouldn't mess up the wrapper code.

>> 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?
> No, it should work as you expect - it's just not wrapped correctly at
> the moment.

How's the wrapping done - manually? I'd provide a patch but the change
seems too trivial :-)
 Cheers, RalfD

> Cheers,
>     Olly

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