Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#7042 closed defect (cantreproduce)

Chat Transcripts Viewer doesn't search old logs after os reinstall

Reported by: ronald_poi Owned by: nobody
Milestone: Component: Logging
Version: Severity: normal
Keywords: chat, log, index, reinstall Cc:
Patch Status:


So i reinstalled Mac OS X, installed Adium and placed the "Logs" folder where it belongs. If i open the Chat Transcript Viewer i can see all the logs, but the search feature will only search in the content Adium have created since it was installed. Therefore, it won't search in past logs.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by Ronald Poi

Any idea on how to fix this?...

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by Eric Richie

Milestone: Needs feedback from users
pending: 0

Try the current AdiumBeta to make sure that won't be enough to take care of it. If it doesn't work you can try forcing the log viewer to to reindex all your logs by deleting ~/Library/Caches/Adium/Default/Logs.index and ~/Library/Caches/Adium/Default/DirtyLogs.plist. They should index pretty quickly and as long as everything is in the right place. Let me know if this resolves your problem.

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by Ronald Poi

Indeed. I found this tip on a forum and it did work. All my chats are searchable now. Still, i think this solution is not really the kind of solution anyone could do. I propose a way to re-index the Chat Transcript Viewer. Either from a menu command or a button on it's window...

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by Eric Richie

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

As far as adding the option to reindex (I had suggested this as well), we have discussed this minorly and it was decided that there just aren't enough situations that this might occur to warrant adding another button or menu item. Maybe in the future this will occur, but probably not soon.

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by Ronald Poi

At least it's nice to read it have been taken into consideration. This solution, though, should be mentioned in the troubleshooting or faq pages or something. Thanks for letting me know about this situation.

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by Robert

Milestone: Needs feedback from users
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