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Old 08-29-2017, 02:46 AM   #1
Adams Seven
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Recoll works wonderfully in Linux Mint, fails in openSUSE Tumbleweed and Antergos

I have used and depended on Recoll in Linux Mint for several years. Version 1.21.5 in Mint reliably indexes a large directory on an external drive, without error messages. The configuration indicates the top directory to be indexed and the database directory, and nothing else. I have no settings in Local parameters, or in a recoll.conf file.

I recently configured boot partitions with openSUSE Tumbleweed and Antergos. I installed Recoll 1.23 on both, and couldn't get them to work. Each run reported thousands of errors, and tests afterward proved that Recoll failed to index many files.

I checked for missing helpers, experimented with local parameters and recoll.conf settings, but made no headway. I am attempting in each case to index the same NTFS formatted drive, and obtained the Recoll versions used from the Mint, openSUSE Tumbleweed (KDE Extra) and Antergos non-AUR repositories.

I haven't been able to find a log file of skipped/missed files, and don't see any mention in the documentation of where I can find such a log.

Any suggestions from Recoll users will be welcome. If others have had problems with Recoll in other-than-Debian-based distributions, I'd like to know that, too.

Last edited by Adams Seven; 08-29-2017 at 07:35 AM.
Old 09-01-2017, 03:56 AM   #2
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Please post clear output of the errors you encountered.
Old 09-07-2017, 01:07 AM   #3
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Problem solved! It looks like an unrtf packaging issue, at least with Tumbleweed. The troubleshooting details:
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Thanks for the update and solution.


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