biomimetics writes

(all this worked with version 1.8x)

I have mounted remote filesystem via cifs: there I have some txt/pdf/doc files. I added the path to the searchdirectories and it starts indexing (which I can see at the bottom left in recolls window) If I now query for some word which I know is at least in a couple of pdfs I do not get any results. If I go for refreshing the index I get:

indexing: refreshing (1598/143948/1554507) indexing: runs closing indexing: surveiing /path/to/remote/directory/

so my guess is that the last number is the documents which are in the index, the middle one shows the progress and the left one is altered documents (1598/143948/1554507)?

if I query again for the same term I again get no results. I know this all worked with 1.8x with the same remotely mounted filesystem and the same documents.

Here some more background information

 >cat /etc/fstab
//     /home/fs        cifs noperm,auto,user=Robin,password=XYZ,gid=users   0 0
 >mount gives
// on /home/fs type cifs (rw,relatime,vers=1.0,sec=ntlmssp,cache=strict,unc=\\FILESERVER\fs,username=Robin,domain=ABC,uid=0,noforceuid,gid=100,forcegid,addr=,file_mode=0755,dir_mode=0755,nounix,noperm,rsize=61440,wsize=65536,actimeo=1)
 > ls -l /home
rwxr-xr-x  2 root           users       4096 28. Mai 19:18 fs
 > ls -l /home/fs
drwxr-xr-x 2 limo users 16384 25. Apr 11:53 User
 > ls -l /home/fs/REMOTEDATAA
drwxr-xr-x 0 limo users      0  8. Mai 10:59 disc2
 > cat recoll.conf
unac_except_trans = ää Ää öö Öö üü Üü ßss œoe Œoe æae Æae fifi\
topdirs = /home/fs/REMOTEDATAA /home/fs/REMOTED\W
indexstemminglanguages = english german german2
 > cat missing
empty file
 > ls -l xapiandb
ls -l
insgesamt 2446540
-rw-r--r-- 1 limo users         0  7. Jun 09:16 flintlock
-rw-r--r-- 1 limo users        28  5. Jun 17:04 iamchert
-rw-r--r-- 1 limo users      9601  7. Jun 09:16 position.baseA
-rw-r--r-- 1 limo users      9601  7. Jun 09:20 position.baseB
-rw-r--r-- 1 limo users 627834880  6. Jun 23:21 position.DB
-rw-r--r-- 1 limo users     12443  7. Jun 09:16 postlist.baseA
-rw-r--r-- 1 limo users     12443  7. Jun 09:20 postlist.baseB
-rw-r--r-- 1 limo users 814104576  7. Jun 09:20 postlist.DB
-rw-r--r-- 1 limo users      4968  7. Jun 09:16 record.baseA
-rw-r--r-- 1 limo users      4968  7. Jun 09:20 record.baseB
-rw-r--r-- 1 limo users 324272128  7. Jun 09:15 record.DB
-rw-r--r-- 1 limo users        14  7. Jun 09:20 synonym.baseA
-rw-r--r-- 1 limo users        14  7. Jun 09:16 synonym.baseB
-rw-r--r-- 1 limo users     16384  7. Jun 09:15 synonym.DB
-rw-r--r-- 1 limo users     11296  7. Jun 09:16 termlist.baseA
-rw-r--r-- 1 limo users     11296  7. Jun 09:20 termlist.baseB
-rw-r--r-- 1 limo users 738902016  7. Jun 09:15 termlist.DB

medoc writes


please follow the instructions [here]( to check why some files are not indexed.

  • Use absolute path to all recollindex commands because of the 1.19.3 relative paths bug **

Please send me the log by email: jf at, or attach it as a file here, pasting it inside the comments results in garbled display.

About the status bar display, the three numbers are, afaik, the count of documents updated, the count of files scanned (even if they did not need updating) and the total count of documents in the index. This is not extremely useful, just to have something moving while the indexer is scanning a big composite file.

medoc writes