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Old 01-30-2005, 09:49 PM   #1
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Beagle - Linux Desktop - Users?


Hi All,

I've run across an interesting Desktop app called -- BEAGLE:

"Beagle is a search tool that ransacks your personal information space to find whatever you're looking for. Beagle can search in many different domains:..."

http://www.gnome.org/projects/beagle/

There's some interesting Demos @ http://nat.org/demos/, which show the different aspects of Beagle's functionality.

I've got all the necessary downloads running via Red Carpet 2 "channels".

I keep running into a conflict with a needed kernel versus my present kernel-source.

This looks neat. Has any one got it running under KDE or GNOME?

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Old 01-31-2005, 06:18 PM   #2
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Old 01-31-2005, 10:25 PM   #3
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Old 03-24-2005, 07:52 AM   #4
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I tried to install it firstly via apt and then via red carpet, but cannot make it work. Got strange errors about "beagle.exe" and "dll" which looks strange in Linux. I am on SuSE 9.2... Has anyone had any luck with it?
 
Old 03-24-2005, 09:10 AM   #5
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foxy123,

I've been down the same path here, and also running 9.2 Pro. It seems that Beagle was to have shipped with 9.3, but I assume that is now debatable.

There is also something out there called Kat, which is part of the KDE family versus the Gnome Beagle. But I assume isn't as powerful as Beagle claims to be.

I'm beginning to thing that Beagle might be a good deal of hype. But, will keep looking for success stories.
 
Old 04-16-2005, 12:52 PM   #6
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I don't know about packages, but I've gone through all the explanations on beagle's site on how to compile it, and I have beagle working.

beagle is really not hype, but it is only on version 0.0.9. I mean, even the configuration tool for it is just now being written. Also, the number of supported filetypes is small and some of this support is broken. There are also situations where beacle crashes (I think it has something to do with strange file names).

But overall beagle does work unbelievably well. It indexed my mail, gaim logs and the whole filesystem (about 300GB) and I can find almost anything with it in a matter of seconds.
 
Old 04-19-2005, 10:51 PM   #7
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reist,

Thanks for the post. I mean really thanks. I've been dancing around with this for about 3 months. I will be installing SuSE 9.3 shortly. I've been through all of the retail, fully packaged versions of SuSE since 9.1.

Beagle is supported in the new version, but few seem to have luck so far.

Thanks for letting me know that this works! Any tips?

Keep us posted about your future success and use.


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Old 04-20-2005, 04:39 PM   #8
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Well I'm not on SuSE, but I don't think it changes that much.
Anyway, you should really get all the packages that are written in the wiki, if possible the newest version there is. If there are problems with the packages, building from source may solve them.
After that, all you can do is pray

Beagle can just stop indexing from time to time (doesn't happen that much). Searching will still work with anything that is indexed, but beagle-status will show exactly the same thing forever. If this happens, killing all it's processes and starting the daemon again works...after repeating a couple of times.

A bit of advise - If you get beagle working, don't let it index huge files. It loads the whole file into memory first and then indexes it.

The newest cvs has web interface working - you just copy a search plugin into mozilla, firefox or epiphany and then you can search with the browser. The interface and options given are identical to Best.
 
Old 05-05-2005, 06:53 AM   #9
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Hi,

I got Beagle to run on SuSe 9.3 and it indexes e-mails, webpages, and applications.

However, it does not seem to index the filesystem.

From reading the following Beagle Wiki page it seems that I may need an 'inotify-Enabled Linux Kernel':
http://www.beaglewiki.org/index.php/...Linux%20Kernel

Could it be that SuSe did not include an inotify enabled kernel in 9.3?
If I run: dmesg | grep "inotify"
I get nothing..

So is it correct to assume that I don't have 'inotify' and I would have to reinstall the kernel etc. to get inotify/file searching to work?
Any help appreciated.
 
Old 05-05-2005, 07:56 AM   #10
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beagle currently indexes your home directory only. It also ignores symbolic links. I understand you can change the source code to include other directories.
You don't need inotify. inotify only elliminates the need to reindex all of your files to see if there are any changes. What may be is that beagle didn't start yet indexing. It chooses it's own time for it, unless you set BEAGLE_EXERCISE_THE_DOG=1 and then run beagle.
 
Old 05-09-2005, 03:24 AM   #11
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Thanks for your reply to my previous message.
After waiting two weeks now for beagle to index files in it's own time, I stil get only 24 files indexed. That information was obtained after running the command:

>beagle-index-info
Name: Files
Count: 24

I normally run KDE, perhaps the indexing only works when using Gnome? Is there anything else I can try to see what is wrong?
Thanks for any help
 
Old 10-21-2005, 06:54 AM   #12
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Regarding Beagle on SUSE 10.0, check this link out:

http://linux.wordpress.com/2005/10/2...se-100-part-2/
 
Old 10-21-2005, 08:45 AM   #13
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I'm using Beagle on Gentoo (plugged it on LQ Radio sometime back too...). It works well, but has a rediculous amount of dependencies.. of course the package managment system should take care of that for you.

At any rate... please don't bump your post in the future... the forum software auto bumps posts that have no replies.
 
Old 04-15-2009, 08:11 AM   #14
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beagle currently indexes your home directory only. It also ignores symbolic links.
I've just started using Beagle and I noticed that it ignores symbolic links, at least I assume this, since I don't find it documented anywhere... is this true?
 
Old 04-15-2009, 11:17 AM   #15
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I've just started using Beagle and I noticed that it ignores symbolic links, at least I assume this, since I don't find it documented anywhere... is this true?

Please don't dredge up old threads. If you're serious about your question, start a new one.
 
  


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