[Koha] Search not working

Emrys Minnig emrysminnig at varndean.co.uk
Wed Sep 9 23:41:05 NZST 2009

Hi Andrew,
To check if zebrasrv is running, type
ps -ef | grep zebra 
at the command prompt (assuming you are using a bash shell) and see if it is listed.
To build your index, type
/[PATH]/misc/migration_tools/rebuild_zebra.pl -v -b -a
substituting [PATH] with the path to your Koha directory.
'See INSTALL' refers to the INSTALL file in the Koha directory.  It outlines the basic steps you need to take to get Zebra/Koha up and running.
If you need further help, don't hesitate to contact me.  I am the librarian at Varndean School here in Brighton, where I have successfully set up Koha.


From: koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz on behalf of Andrew Buxton
Sent: Wed 09/09/2009 10:26
To: koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
Subject: Re: [Koha] Search not working

I'm getting the same problem.  Could someone please elaborate on answer 1. 

- How do I check that zebrasrv is running?
- How do I check that the index has been built?
- What does "see INSTALL" mean?

Sorry, this is probably very basic stuff.

Andrew Buxton
IDS, Brighton, UK

> Abdallah Abdurahman <medomedia_2006 at hotmail.com> asked:
> > hello, when search by author return any word,no authorwhat can i do
> 1. check zebrasrv is running and the index has been built - see INSTALL;
> 2. don't send html email because fewer people will read it;
> 3. email the koha users list instead of koha-devel
> http://lists.katipo.co.nz/mailman/listinfo/koha
> with a full description of the problem (see
> http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html
> for how to describe it).
> Hope that helps,
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