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Fwd: Re: Configuration Problems

From: J. Steven Harrison <steve(at)>
Date: Thu Jan 06 2000 - 20:58:56 GMT
>Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 09:51:43 -0800 (PST)
>From: Ron Samuel Klatchko <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <>
>Subject: [SWISH-E] Re: Configuration Problems
>"J. Steven Harrison" wrote:
> > When I double click on any of the file names I get the following:
> >
> >
> >
> > I know I must have a configuration error somewhere but I can't find it. I
> > believe it should look more like
> >
> > file::/C|/Progra~1/Micros~3/VC98/CRT/SRC/OPEN.C
>My guess is that you haven't used any replace rules.  So, the path that
>SWISH stores is:
>   C:/Progra~1/Micros~3/VC98/CRT/SRC/OPEN.C
>because it does not start with a /, your browser interprets that as a
>relative URL and prepends it with the base path of the URL you are
>currently viewing (i.e. your search script is
>http://server/scripts/swish.cgi so the browser prepends
>http://server/scripts/ to all relative URLs).
>You need to modify the path swish stores so that when they are output,
>your browser correctly interprets them.  If you want to access them as a
>file, you can try the following:
>ReplaceRules prepend "file://"
>ReplaceRules replace "C:" "C|"
>            Ron Samuel Klatchko - Software Jester
>             Brightmail Inc -
If I do this then all files are local to the machine where the browser is 
running. Works great for a browser running on that machine, but when it's 
deployed the files that we want developers to be able to search for will 
only be on one server. This means that they are not seeing the files on the 
remote machine. I don't think this will work in the long run..

Is there a way to get this correct in the .conf file


should I use the solution mentioned below; and if so what is the name of 
this helper app that is mentioned? Where do I get it and how do I configure it

Edison wrote:
 > While trying to index my HTML-files I get the following:
 > $ swish-e -c ed.config -S http
 > Indexing Data Source: "HTTP-Crawler"
 > sh: /export/home/autokund/mittran/swish/src/: cannot execute
 > retrieving (0)...
 > sh: /export/home/autokund/mittran/swish/src/: cannot execute
 > Obviously my index file has not been indexed. What is wrong?

SWISH-E uses a helper app to download files using HTTP.  It looks like
SWISH is having problems running it.  The error message seems to
indicate that the executable name is being left off but looking at the
source code, I don't see how that's possible.  Anyone else want to
hazard a guess?

            Ron Samuel Klatchko - Software Jester
             Brightmail Inc -

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Received on Thu Jan 6 16:13:54 2000