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Re: [swish-e] Document parser errors

From: Joe Colgan <joe(at)>
Date: Sun Nov 25 2007 - 03:02:50 GMT
Hi Peter,

Thanks for this suggestion - it worked as expected and sent all filter
errors to the specified output file. 

I have quite a few obscure filter errors, including "Format a4 is
redefined". I'll hopefully track down solutions and post a set of solutions
back to the list.


Joe Colgan
Melbourne, Australia

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Peter Karman
Sent: Thursday, 22 November 2007 1:54 AM
To: Swish-e Users Discussion List
Subject: Re: [swish-e] Document parser errors

On 11/21/2007 08:38 AM, Joe Colgan wrote:
> Hi All,
> Is there anyway to output indexing errors to a file (during the indexing
> process) with information that shows which filters/document parsers are
> generating what error types? 

Try setting the FILTER_DEBUG env var. That affects stderr debugging output
SWISH::Filter. You can direct stderr like:

 FILTER_DEBUG=1 swish-e -S prog -c your/config 2>your/errs

> I'm experiencing a number of errors during indexing, but in particular a
> massive volume of "Format a4 is redefined" messages that I can't seem to
> track down to a particular parser? Google hasn't helped.

I'd guess xpdf (pdftotext) since a4 is a paper size.

Peter Karman  .  peter(at)  .

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