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authorEric Wong <e@80x24.org>2016-05-29 02:17:58 +0000
committerEric Wong <e@80x24.org>2016-05-29 02:23:24 +0000
commit2980bf96b647f2e2461ded6b5c05da13ab89650f (patch)
tree716007aaafaab32412ee1678ef331d9ed8e00ca0
parent61a720a97ab942a4134aa105a10532cee50dd01f (diff)
downloadpublic-inbox-2980bf96b647f2e2461ded6b5c05da13ab89650f.tar.gz
Ugh, this is a nasty corruption bug and I can't recommend
this project for Debian 8.0 users without documenting this.
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@@ -51,6 +51,30 @@ Optional modules:
 [3] - Optional for HTML web interface and HTTP/NNTP servers
 [4] - Optional for HTTP and NNTP servers
 
+When installing Search::Xapian, make sure the underlying Xapian
+is patched against the index corruption bug documented in:
+
+        https://bugs.debian.org/808610
+
+For Debian 8.0, this means installing from jessie-backports
+until the fix lands in jessie.
+
+# Ensure the following line is in your apt sources.list(5)
+# (typically /etc/apt/sources.list):
+
+deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian jessie-backports main
+
+Then run:
+
+        apt-get update
+        apt-get install -t jessie-backports libxapian22
+
+to install the package.
+
+public-inbox will never store unregeneratable data in Xapian
+or any other search database we might use; Xapian corruption
+will not destroy critical data.
+
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