Re: Indexer problem: Broken Pipe

From Stefan Boddie
DateTue, 11 Feb 2003 14:06:49 +1300
Subject Re: Indexer problem: Broken Pipe
In-Reply-To (3E47E954-9020200-opticode-co-za)
Hi Leon,

Is it possible you're trying to create an index on metadata that's never
set? That is, if you try to create a "document:Blurk" index and no "Blurk"
metadata is set in any of your documents then MG might have some problems.
It doesn't much like creating indexes with no (or very little) content.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Leon Messerschmidt" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 7:03 AM
Subject: Indexer problem: Broken Pipe

> Hello,
> I've got a problem with the Greenstone indexer: When I run
> "" it stops after _exactly_ 2048 records. The only message
> is "Broken Pipe" - no further information is given. I've have tried it
> with different records and different combinations of records. Always
> the same effect.
> Even more confusing is that if I add an index for document:Title in my
> collect.cfg file it works fine, but the above error occurs whenever I
> use any other metadata field. Any metadata field on its own or in
> combination with document:Title causes the error.
> I added some debug lines in the perl code and the error seems to
> originate from GAPlug. My Perl knowledge is a bit limited, and I can't
> seem to isolate the problem.
> I tried to increase the limit for open files as well as processes on my
> system, but it had no effect. I'm using a Debian Linux based system.
> Is there anyone that can point me to the right direction?
> ~ Leon