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Re: no files being indexed using http,,,,,

From: <Kevin.Fay(at)>
Date: Thu Apr 26 2001 - 19:30:26 GMT
I changed the declaration path in and have it pointed to my 
perl executable.

Just tried to run swish-e again and.............
C:\jakarta-tomcat-3.2\bin>swish-e -S http -c ../src/user.config
Indexing Data Source: "HTTP-Crawler"
retrieving (0)...

Removing very common words... no words removed.
Writing main index... no unique words indexed.
Writing file index... no files indexed.
Running time: 1 minute.
Indexing done!


Not good. All I'm trying to do is index the spider.html file located at 
the site above. This page does exist.
So far we have concluded that 
my cofig file is fine
I have the latest non-build version of swish-e on my machine.
My version of Perl is sufficient and contains all the necessary LWP 
modules to build an http index.

So the root cause is in the ability of swish-e to grab the specified 
file(s) to index.

Bill Moseley <>
Sent by:
04/26/01 02:43 PM
Please respond to moseley

        To:     Multiple recipients of list <>
        Subject:        [SWISH-E] Re: no files being indexed using http,,,,,

At 11:35 AM 04/26/01 -0700, wrote: 



I have a file "swishspider" that came with the swish-e download. Opening
it I see that it's written in Perl. In the directory where that file
exists I did this: 

C:\jakarta-tomcat-3.2\src>perl -c swishspider 

swishspider syntax OK 

what next? 


You mean it still isn't working?  What is the exact output when you try
to run it?  This might make it easier to figure out what's not working.

Swish is doing a "system" call to run the spider.  Perhaps shebang
doesn't work under windows?  Or maybe you need to make sure that the top
of swishspider points to where perl is located on your machine?

Have you considered installing linux?  Just kidding...

Bill Moseley
Received on Thu Apr 26 19:31:41 2001