Re: [Tracker] Indexing of odf/odt files

Hi Tobias,

some days ago I installed tracker and up to now nearly everything worked
as expected. However, I have some issues regarding indexing of odf/odt
files. It seems that tracker is not indexing any of my odf files at all.
I am using Arch Linux and tracker v. 0.8.3.

According to the list of supported formats on the tracker website (see tracker should be able
to index odf/odt files as long as unzip is installed (which is the case
on my system). However, the last change of the list was in 2008 what
makes me believe that the information there could be outdated.

A fix to avoid needing unzip for OASIS files will be commited probably
this week:

Unzip was needed to extract the metadata of the OASIS files.

Since I didn't find any configuration tweaks in the Arch Linux tracker
package that disable the indexing of odf/odt files I did some googling
and found out that they people at the Ubuntu forums recommend to use
odt2txt. However, this seems to me to be a quite dirty workaround.

Is there anyone who has/had the same problem and has any ideas on a
possible fix?

Actually, Tracker will use odt2txt to extract the contents of the OASIS
files. Thus, if odt2txt program is not available in the system, Tracker
will not index any contents of OASIS files.


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