[Aptitude-devel] Packages search not working

Luca Bruno lethalman88 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 26 17:49:21 UTC 2008

On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 06:36:44PM +0100, Obey Arthur Liu wrote:
> Hi,
> It could be two things :
> 1) You xapian index is empty. Run update-apt-xapian-index as root.
> Install apt-xapian-index if necessary.
> 2) You're looking for a package which name is not among its
> xapian-indexed tags, which is what the default search uses. It's
> strange, but it happens. To mimick the regular (ncurse) aptitude search,
> do "?name(ccache)".
> A simple "ccache" search gives me ccache, ccontrol, compilercache. a
> "?name(ccache)" search gives me ccache.

I've heard about this xapian thing, is Aptitude switching to this new search
engine or... can you point me to some useful mail/document (not describing
xapian itself but the migration)?
Thanks, sorry for bothering you.

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