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Re: RE: Please point me in the right direction!

From: test account at <test(at)>
Date: Thu Oct 14 1999 - 01:40:26 GMT
> Have you tried running the spider directly from a command line?  I've
> not really used the spidering other than to confirm it works on my
> system.  My guess would be that something is configured incorrectly.

I believe I am running it from the command line... I use:

/usr/bin/swish-e -S http -c /etc/swish-e.conf

My configuration file looks like this:


IndexFile /home/httpd/html/oic-search/oic-index1
IndexName "OIC index"
IndexDescription "The OIC website index."
IndexPointer ""
IndexAdmin "Sysadmin, ("
MetaNames keywords test
IndexReport 3
FollowSymLinks yes
UseStemming yes
IgnoreTotalWordCountWhenRanking yes
MinWordLimit 2
MaxWordLimit 25
WordCharacters abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz\&#;0123456789.@|,-'"[](~!@$%^{}_+?
BeginCharacters abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz\&#;0123456789.@|,-'"[](~!@$%^{}_+?
EndCharacters abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz\&#;0123456789.@|,-'"[](~!@$%^{}_+?
IgnoreLimit 50 1000
IndexComments 0
MaxDepth 0
Delay 60
TmpDir /var/tmp
SpiderDirectory /home/httpd


The only thing I can't really figure out is what the 'MetaNames' is for. It
seems like I don't need it, but the docs say the line must be there.

> Or, perhaps, it isn't recognizing the index.html as an HTML document.
> There are a dozen reasons why that would occur, most of which should
> be in the list archives.

I would think that just being an .html file would make it recognize it as such,
am I wrong? I have read the archives and found nothing. The really hard part is
since I'm not getting any errors, I don't know what else to try. :(

Thanks for your thoughts,
Received on Wed Oct 13 18:38:45 1999