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Re: swishex setup

From: Thomas McDonald <tom.mcdonald(at)>
Date: Tue Feb 18 2003 - 14:26:14 GMT
ARRGH.  It appears that the old Swish2.0.5 version available on the swish
site is uncompiled c code.  I have never compiled C code in my life.  I am
sure I could do it, but I would rather just get a compiled exe to run on
Windows.  Anybody know where I can get the binary's?

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Thomas McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 8:28 AM
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Subject: [SWISH-E] Re: swishex setup

That sounds good.  I think I will try the older Swish-E library with Swishex
first though.  If it isn't too slow I might just use it, that is, assuming
it works at all.

I hope installing the old Swish-E library and the new library on the same
system doesn't cause problems.  I suppose I can uninstall the new library if
I need to.  Sigh.

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 8:20 AM
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Subject: [SWISH-E] Re: swishex setup

I tried the SWISHEX component with little success also. I ended up using a
free ASPEXEC component that lets me run executables from an ASP. I have it
run the swish search with whatever terms the user inputs. Then you have to
parse and format the results to display the way you want them to.

Just something to consider.

Chris Pedersen

                      "Thomas McDonald"
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Do you think it would just be better to make my own "Swishex" type solution
by doing all the CGI stuff myself and then writing some xsl to format.  If
so, do you know any good tutorials on how to do this (I have never
to a cgi via an iis/vbscript/asp page?  Should I avoid this headache and
just use the older Swish-e library?

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Bill Moseley
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 6:28 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: [SWISH-E] Re: swishex setup

On Fri, 14 Feb 2003, Thomas McDonald wrote:

> I was able to successfully set up the Swishex demo.  I then copied in my
> index files to replace the ones distributed with swishex and I started to
> get the "server threw and exception" error.  Any ideas on what went
> I know my index files are good because I can search them from the command
> prompt.

My guess is the COM component is linked to an imcompatible swish-e
library for your index.

Make sure you index with the exact version of swish-e that swishex was
linked against. says it's
based on Swish-E 2.0.5.  2.0.5 is old and much slower than the current

Bill Moseley
Received on Tue Feb 18 14:26:51 2003