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Re: [swish-e] ANNOUNCE: 2.4.7 released

From: Roy Tennant <roytennant(at)>
Date: Fri Apr 10 2009 - 01:27:59 GMT
On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 5:46 PM, Peter Karman <> wrote:
> Roy Tennant wrote on 4/9/09 7:28 PM:
>> 2) I indexed the files on my laptop, which has 3GB of RAM (which did
>> fine) and then uploaded the index to the server. Unfortunately, this
>> did not work despite having the same version of Swish-e in both
>> places. Since the error was a "wrong index format" error, I think the
>> problem may have stemmed from either moving from a Mac to Unix (the
>> classic line-ending problem) or an error introduced in tarring,
>> gzipping, ftping, and untarring and ungzipping.
> I expect it's a 32-bit vs 64-bit issue. I move files from Linux to OS X to
> FreeBSD all the time, and as long as they are the same size architecture and
> same Swish-e version, all is well.

Do you know of any work-arounds for this?

>> Some statistics:
>>  - 2,779,517 small XML files in 12 directories
>>  - 8,733,343 words
>>  - 1,138,100,470 total bytes
>>  - 72,898,219 total words.
>>  - 1GB RAM on unknown hardware, running Ubuntu Dapper Drake
> that's a useful benchmark, for prospective users especially, and actually
> exceeds what I would have expected Swish-e capable of in terms of number of
> documents in the collection.

Right, but keep in mind these are fairly tiny "documennts" --
basically stripped-down bibliographic records. A title, an imprint,
some identifiers, and not a whole lot else.
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