[Xapian-discuss] Anomaly in Xapian

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Fri Jul 1 22:18:41 BST 2011

On Fri, Jul 01, 2011 at 01:36:28PM -0700, The Dog's Bollix wrote:
> The system creates the text file as expected. I added some
> content/words, however, xapian-omega will not index it:
> [root at Eagle1 /]# omindex --db /var/lib/omega/data/default --url /media/NEW\ VOLUME/  /media/NEW\ VOLUME/
> Text File: Skipping - Unknown extension and unrecognised format
> The file it's skipping over is a true text file: 
> [root at Eagle1 NEW VOLUME]# file Text\ File
> Text File: ASCII text

You don't seem to say what version you're using, but if it's Omega 1.2.4
or later, and you've compiled it with libmagic support, this ought to

What does this report?

file --mime-type Text\ File

And if you're using Omega >= 1.2.4, check if it's built with libmagic

ldd `which omindex`|grep libmagic

If not, you'll need to install the appropriate package (probably
libmagic-devel, but I'm not very familiar with Fedora) and rebuilt


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