What is beagle supposed to find?

Alexander Larsson alexl at redhat.com
Wed Mar 1 09:20:35 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-02-28 at 20:51 +0100, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> > The current Search app, beagle, seems to be useless.
> I agree with you.
> I have configured beagle to also include indexes from
> beagle-crawl-system and, although the command-line interface to Beagle
> works fine, the Search GUI application does not find anything.
> For example:
> $ beagle-query beagle
> file:///usr/share/applications/gnome-beagle-search.desktop
> file:///usr/share/applications/gnome-beagle-settings.desktop
> file:///usr/share/doc/HTML/index.html
> file:///usr/share/doc/fedora-release-4.92/RELEASE-NOTES-en.html
> file:///usr/share/doc/HTML/RELEASE-NOTES-en.html
> However, searching for "beagle" using the GUI only returns results for
> "Search" and "Search & Indexing" elements.
> Why?

I asked the beagle developers, and they said the search GUI explicitly
removes the documentation indexes from the search, because otherwise
hits from there overwhelms your own hits. However, search in the help
browser (yelp) searches the documentation.

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