[Koha] 3.8.4 Error message when editing authorities

Doug Kingston dpk at randomnotes.org
Mon Sep 3 12:26:38 NZST 2012

I reproduced your 500 error and found these in the logfile.  ZOOM is a
zebra lookup error.
[Sun Sep 02 23:38:10 2012] [error] [client] ZOOM error 25
"Specified element set name not valid for specified database" (addinfo:
"F") from diag-set 'Bib-1', referer:
[Sun Sep 02 23:38:11 2012] [error] [client] Premature end of
script headers: authorities.pl, referer:

The actual authority record was updated (here I added a bogus 'J').
=LDR  00372nz  a2200133o  4500
=001  3010
=003  UkLoVW
=005  20120902233810.0
=008  120816|||a||||||\\\\\\\\\\\|\|||\\\\\d
=040  \\$aUkLoVW$cUkLoVW
=100  1\$aBearman, C. JJ.
=667  \\$aMachine generated authority record.
=670  \\$aWork cat.: (UkLoVW): Stealens, Yvette 3009, Hampshire folk map :,
=942  \\$aPERSO_NAME

A search in Authorities for 'Bearman" returns this (the old contents), but
following details gets updated record:
Authority search results

Results 1 to 1 of 1
 Summary Used in Delete Bearman, C. J.

Biblios are likewise not update with the new text.
Running 'rebuild_zebra.pl -a -r -v' fixed the Authority search results, but
not the biblios, in particular the 700 field where Bearman is listed as a
secondary author.
Same issue if I modify the primary author Authority on a biblio, the
biblios are not updated with the changed content.

This seems to be a new problem after the move from 3.6.2 to 3.8.4.


On 2 September 2012 06:32, Elaine Bradtke <eb at efdss.org> wrote:

> This is what I get when I edit an authority record.  No major edit, I
> only added a space after an initial.:
> "An error has occurred!
> Error 500
> In Koha this typically means that the Koha team is working on new features
> Wait while system maintenance is being done or email the Koha
> administrator.
> Use top menu bar to navigate to another part of Koha."
> If you go back to look at the MARC the change is there, but when it
> displays in the hit list after searching authorities, it displays the
> old version.
> Does this mean we're still having indexing problems?
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