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    Tracker Applet error on 9.04


    I have just upgraded from 8.10 to 9.04. I keep getting an error from a "Tracker Applet" that says
    there was an error while performing indexing: Index Corrupted.
    There are three buttons on the Applet, "Reindex all contents"; "Cancel"; and "OK". None of them seem to make the Applet go away.
    Last edited by cassium; 04-28-2009 at 07:41 AM. Reason: Mis-spell

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    I just managed to close the Applet with the "Cancel" button, but the error keeps coming back after a while.

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    Have you tried to clean cache and index?
    Code:
    sudo apt-get clean all
    In case it doesn't work, post the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list file here.
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    I have tried it. The Applet was still open when I did and it still doesn't close.

    Here the sources.list contents
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    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-security restricted main multiverse universe
    deb http://ubuntu.mirror.ac.za/ubuntu-archive/ jaunty-updates restricted main multiverse universe
    deb http://ubuntu.mirror.ac.za/ubuntu-archive/ jaunty main restricted universe multiverse
    
    # deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free # disabled on upgrade to jaunty
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    I think the problem is solved. I chose to reindex the contents. Which doesn't make the "error Applet" go away, but then if I select "OK" after that, it does disappear. I just hope the problem is solved for good this time.

    Thank you, devils casper for your help.

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    I was wrong. the problem doesn't go away.

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    Execute this
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    sudo apt-get install tracker-utils
    tracker-processes -r
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    That seem to have worked. The applet closed when I selected OK. Thank you very much Casper. It was starting to get irritating.

    Code:
    tracker-processes -r
    produced this
    Code:
    thabom@thabom-desktop:~$ tracker-processes -r
    Found 134 pids...
    Found process ID 3440 for 'trackerd'
      Killed process 3440
    Found process ID 3467 for 'tracker-applet'
      Killed process 3467
    Found process ID 3608 for 'tracker-indexer'
      Killed process 3608
    Setting database locations
    Checking database directories exist
    Checking database version
    Checking database files exist
    Removing all database files
      Removing database:'/home/thabom/.local/share/tracker/data/common.db'
      Removing database:'/tmp/tracker-thabom/cache.db'
      Removing database:'/home/thabom/.cache/tracker/file-meta.db'
      Removing database:'/home/thabom/.cache/tracker/file-fulltext.db'
      Removing database:'/home/thabom/.cache/tracker/file-contents.db'
      Removing database:'/home/thabom/.cache/tracker/email-meta.db'
      Removing database:'/home/thabom/.cache/tracker/email-fulltext.db'
      Removing database:'/home/thabom/.cache/tracker/email-contents.db'
    Setting index database locations
    Checking index directories exist
    Checking index files exist
    Removing all database index files
      Removing database index:'/home/thabom/.cache/tracker/file-index.db'
      Removing database index:'/home/thabom/.cache/tracker/email-index.db'
    but I am curious as to what all this means. I assume it cleared some cache. But does it also mean there were tracker processes that wouldn't stop running. Is my computer still going to be indexed, because it seems important to me that my computer is indexed for searching, if I am not wrong about this.

    Educate me.
    Last edited by cassium; 04-29-2009 at 07:50 AM. Reason: Appending

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    Its a registered BUG and High Importace tag has been assigned to it. It will be fixed very soon. Check here for more information.

    There is no need to worry about it. Regular search without tracker index work fine in Ubuntu. Its recommended to keep it disabled for now for better overall performance of Ubuntu.
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