[Koha] 3.8.4 Error message when editing authorities

Doug Kingston dpk at randomnotes.org
Mon Sep 3 13:45:42 NZST 2012

More relevant info: Our Authorities preferences.  The more I look at this
it looks like a problem with how Zebra is configured or populated or some
impedance mismatch between &merge and zebra in ModAuthority.

Authorities preferences General Preference Value AutoCreateAuthorities When
editing records,
not generate

                    authority records that are missing
(BiblioAddsAuthorities must be set to "allow" for this to have any effect).
BiblioAddsAuthorities When editing records,


                               don't allow
                                      them to automatically create new
authority records if needed, rather than having to reference existing
authorities. dontmerge


        automatically update attached biblios when changing an authority
record. If this is off, please ask your administrator to enable the
merge_authority.pl cronjob. MARCAuthorityControlField008 Use the following
text for the contents of MARC authority control field 008 position 06-39
(fixed length data elements). Do NOT include the date (position 00-05).Click
to Edit<http://catalogue-admin.efdss.org/cgi-bin/koha/admin/preferences.pl#>

    Don't use

                 authority record numbers instead of text strings for
searches from subject tracings. Linker Preference Value CatalogModuleRelink


                                                          Do not
relink headings that have previously been linked when saving records in the
cataloging module. LinkerKeepStale


                   Do not
                       keep existing links to authority records for
headings where the linker is unable to find a match. LinkerModule Use the


                                                                First Match

    Last Match
           linker module for matching headings to authority records.
LinkerOptions Set the following options for the authority linker  (separate
options with |) LinkerRelink


             Do not
                 relink headings that have previously been linked to
authority records.

On 2 September 2012 17:26, Doug Kingston <dpk at randomnotes.org> wrote:

> 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:
> http://catalogue-admin.efdss.org/cgi-bin/koha/authorities/authorities.pl?authid=3010
> [Sun Sep 02 23:38:11 2012] [error] [client] Premature end
> of script headers: authorities.pl, referer:
> http://catalogue-admin.efdss.org/cgi-bin/koha/authorities/authorities.pl?authid=3010
> 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
> :, 2010.
> =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. Details<http://catalogue-admin.efdss.org/cgi-bin/koha/authorities/detail.pl?authid=3010> 3
> biblio(s)<http://catalogue-admin.efdss.org/cgi-bin/koha/catalogue/search.pl?type=intranet&op=do_search&idx=an,phr&q=3010>
> 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.
> -Doug-

> 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?
>> --
>> Elaine Bradtke
>> Data Wrangler
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