[Xapian-discuss] Are stub databases still supported in 1.0.21?

Brian Burton dynamoeffects at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 06:55:26 GMT 2010

Ta da!  You were right, the problem was a single space at the end of the
line in the stub file.  Thanks for all of your help!


On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 1:08 AM, Olly Betts <olly at survex.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 11:43:21PM +0100, Brian Burton wrote:
> > Olly and Richard, thanks for responding.  I didn't try delve thinking it
> > wouldn't know what to do with a stub, but here were the results:
> >
> > delve -r 1 /var/lib/xapian-omega/data/default
> > Error opening database `/var/lib/xapian-omega/data/default':
> > DatabaseOpeningError: Couldn't detect type of database
> >
> > Since it's a simple stub I'm not sure whether or not that error is
> correct.
> Stub databases should work with delve, and any other tool we supply which
> isn't backend-specific.  And in fact in trunk, xapian-compact can even
> work with stub databases, provided all the databases referred to are of
> the same type and that xapian-compact can handle that type.
> > I'm still stepping through it so if I find a solution I'll post it here
> in
> > case anyone else hits this wall.
> Might you have trailing whitespace (or CR+NL line endings) in your stub
> file?
> At least currently, anything up to the newline is assumed to be part of the
> filename.
> > Also I wasn't able to create a ticket on Trac giving an error about
> > conflicting column names.  I was going to send some patches for filters I
> > had created for various new filetypes.
> Sorry, we had a huge number of spam tickets filed, and deleting them left
> the trac database in a slightly inconsistent state.  I've just fixed that,
> and was able to file a new ticket.
> Cheers,
>     Olly

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