[Koha] Unable to find newly added books by barcode
Tim.Young at LightSys.org
Thu Jul 6 09:12:18 NZST 2017
Ok. I think I got this one licked. Thanks Barton for all the other tests.
The issue was that I had two different koha sites. The auto-generated
one was slightly different than my old pre-packaged version. To fix it,
all I ended up needing to do was to disable my old koha apache site:
And, I needed to edit the apache site info slightly to match the DNS
that we are using, and then I restarted apache and it seems to be
This was an issue because I switched from the tarball version of Koha to
the package version of Koha and apparently did not disable the original
koha apache site. (the instructions do tell you to do that!)
So, the symptoms were that, newly entered items were not showing up, but
old items were. This seems to have been because we had multiple zebra
databases in the mix, and a reindex was updating the new database (which
my website was not accessing). What made it odd was that browsing the
data (which uses the mysql database) returned all the records. But
searching (which used the zebra database) did not find the data.
The main difference in the two Apache files was that they pointed to two
different koha-conf.xml config files.
Because I had not rebooted the system, my old zebra database was happily
running. The koha-start-zebra and koha-stop-zebra commands were not
touching the old-style zebra server. So I was starting and stopping a
database that was not being used by my koha instance. The zebra
database that was connected to the web was running pretty much
stand-alone. Nothing was passing new data to it, and none of the
scripts would start / stop it.
Thanks again. All done (for this thread. I am sure there will be other
issues cropping up)
On 7/5/2017 3:20 PM, Tim Young wrote:
> Thanks for the great ideas.
> The various things I was trying let me see one potential issue. It
> seems that I have not entirely separated myself from the
> If I test my zebra server with:
> /usr/bin/zebrasrv -f /etc/koha/*sites/opac*/koha-conf.xml -u koha -S
> I get a message telling me that it is already running. No problem
> there. But my webpage is not finding anything at all.
> But, I ran the above with the old koha-conf.xml
> And it runs, and then my site sees some of the data.
> It appears to me that I have an odd combo of stuff. My main site may
> be getting the data from the old /etc/koha/koha-conf.xml
> configuration, and the indexing is being pushed to a different zebra
> database with the /etc/koha/sites/opac/koha-conf.xml config file.
> How does that file get forced on the site? Is it configured in the
> html area?
> - Tim
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