Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:05:45 UTC

Wikimedia Bugzilla is closed!

Wikimedia migrated from Bugzilla to Phabricator. Bug reports are handled in Wikimedia Phabricator.
This static website is read-only and for historical purposes. It is not possible to log in and except for displaying bug reports and their history, links might be broken. See T2180, the corresponding Phabricator task for complete and up-to-date bug report information.
Bug 180 - Search has 'false positives' and 'misses'
Search has 'false positives' and 'misses'
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Search (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Lowest normal with 1 vote (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2004-08-20 08:16 UTC by mediazilla
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description mediazilla 2004-08-20 08:16:46 UTC
A search for "600 mps" has been reporting [[Jungle Carbine]] as a 'false positive' match for weeks 
now (since 27 June). A search for 'eden cumbria north west' has been failing to report [[Eden, 
Cumbria]] as a match for 7 weeks (also since June) i.e. it is a 'miss'. There are many other similar 
Comment 1 Tim Starling 2004-08-20 08:51:22 UTC
This happens because the search update occasionally runs into trouble and a
block of updates are skipped. It'll continue to be incorrect until the
searchindex row for that page is rebuilt. I suggest you make a trivial edit to
the article.
Comment 2 mediazilla 2004-08-20 09:05:45 UTC
Thanks for the reply. There are lots of such articles and I don't always know which ones they are. Is an edit the only thing 
that will fix the problem with search?
Comment 3 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2004-11-13 17:57:19 UTC
One can probably run ./maintenance/updateSearchIndex.php script.
On wikipedia editing is the only solution.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.