Status update with regards to the search engine: it works again

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Mon Feb 21 16:31:05 PST 2005

Hi guys,

This message to lfs-dev/support and blfs-dev/support. People on the other 
lists will read this so not cross-posting more than necessary.

As you all know, or may have suspected anyway, the search engine hasn't been 
updating lately. It worked in that it returned results, but it wasn't updated 
with regards to indexing the mailinglists and picking up new posts that way.

Some time ago the engine started to exhibit behavior that when it was 
updating, the /var partition would fill up but no files were actually 
created. So I disabled the update script from cron for the time being so it 
wouldn't happen again (this filling up caused postfix and syslogd to crash).

I upgraded the software today and did a test run. Everything seems to work 
again. It's only filling up where it is supposed to: in the search engine's 
directory and not in /var.

While I was at it, I also added the two latest mailinglists to the search 
options: hlfs-book and livecd.

If you notice anything strange, fire off an email to 
server-admin at


Gerard Beekmans

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