Indexing weirdness

Hi,

I’m having some problems with acts_as_ferret and indexing. I’ve got a
simple 5 column table, and a corresponding Ruby model. I loaded 9 rows
directly into the table using mysql (for live it’ll be about .5mil rows)
and configured a Rails search page along the exact same lines as
ferret_demo.

Unfortunately, search wouldn’t return any results; following the advice
given to other posters, I deleted the index/development/[ModelName]
folder. I expected then for the index to automatically get rebuilt, but
unfortunately any search then resulted in:

: Error occured at <fs_store.c>:318
Error: exception 2 not handled: Couldn’t open the file to read

vendor/plugins/acts_as_ferret/lib/acts_as_ferret.rb:284:in search' vendor/plugins/acts_as_ferret/lib/acts_as_ferret.rb:284:infind_id_by_contents’
vendor/plugins/acts_as_ferret/lib/acts_as_ferret.rb:246:in
find_by_contents' #{RAILS_ROOT}/app/controllers/search_controller.rb:55:insearch’

I noticed that the index/development/[ModelName] folder was being
recreated, but empty.

Luckily I managed to get the rebuild_index.rb script working, which
recreated the index folder structure, and then added a couple of files:
_a.cfs and segments

I can now search without error, but I don’t get any search results for
the original 9 rows in the table. I can add rows, and these extra rows
seem to cause activity in index/development/[ModelName] folder, and they
get picked up by search.

But the fundamental problem remains, that I can’t get Ferret to search
and return the original 9 rows.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,

Alex

Hi Alex!

On Thu, Aug 10, 2006 at 09:55:11PM +0200, Alex Dean wrote:

folder. I expected then for the index to automatically get rebuilt, but
unfortunately any search then resulted in:

the index should be rebuilt if you stop your application, delete the
folder as you did, and then start the app again. If that doesn’t work,
please try upgrading to the latest version (0.2.2) of the plugin.

I noticed that the index/development/[ModelName] folder was being

But the fundamental problem remains, that I can’t get Ferret to search
and return the original 9 rows.

hm, are you sure these 9 rows look the same as those created by your
later inserts ? Does loading/saving them in Rails cause them to get
indexed ? Have a look at your development log too see what happens when
doing so, acts_as_ferret logs quite exactly what it is doing.

hth,
Jens


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