[Zebralist] [fatal] Failed to read config `zebra.cfg'

Ralph Bolton ralphbolton at mail2Sexy.com
Tue Sep 21 19:50:28 CEST 2004

Hi Robin,

The first thing you need to do is to write the zebra.cfg that suits your
situation. For example, I use Zebra to index Soif format files, so have
to configure Zebra to "understand" Soif files. Part of that
configuration is in zebra.cfg, the rest is in the files in the tab
directory. Some details are at
http://www.indexdata.dk/zebra/doc/examples.tkl (I wouldn't index any
clever file formats until you know what you're doing!).

Secondly, I'd recommend specifying the location of the zebra.cfg file on
the command line (just to be sure Zebra's looking at the right thing!).
For example:

zebraidx -c /path/to/zebra.cfg update (directories)

If you're starting out, I'd suggest getting the source code
distribution, as it has some example files that you can index (using a
supplied zebra.cfg file), and then you can also run the server and try
it out. It's a good way to start, as the configuration for Zebra can be
pretty confusing at times. More details about how to get started are at
http://www.indexdata.dk/zebra/doc/quick-start.tkl (a bit of a limited
set of examples, but it's a start!)

I hope that helps. I've been hacking about with Zebra for a while now.
It's really very good, provided you can spend a bit of time getting it
to work as you want.


...Ralph Bolton

<-----Original Message-----> 
From: Robin Ross
Sent: 9/21/2004 6:30:46 PM
>To: zebralist at indexdata.dk
>Subject: Re: [Zebralist] [fatal] Failed to read config `zebra.cfg'
>Hello everyone: 
>Hi , i am new on this list, so iam going to say you my problem 
>i have installed an idzebra debian package, but when i run "zebraidx 
>update" the system says me this: 
>11:23:12-21/09: zebraidx(831) [log] Zebra version 1.3.18 $Date: 
>2004/08/20 11:05:58 $ 
>11:23:12-21/09: zebraidx(831) [log][app2] zebra_start zebra.cfg 
>11:23:12-21/09: zebraidx(831) [warn] Cannot open `zebra.cfg' [No such 
>file or directory] 
>11:23:12-21/09: zebraidx(831) [fatal] Cannot read config zebra.cfg 
>I loock in /usr/share/idzebra/tab/ and there is no zebra.cfg 
>how can i fix this?, 
>i really apreciatte your comments, 
>Zebralist mailing list 
>Zebralist at indexdata.dk 

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