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Recommended update for beagle


(Last modified: 29SEP2006)

solutions Recommended update for beagle SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d9ac6f103139a72dfdf3b69d64f1a01f)

Applies to

Package: beagle
Product(s): SUSE SLED 10 for x86
SUSE SLED 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T

Release: 20060929
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

This patch fixes a few issues in Beagle:
  • Certain documents, particularly Microsoft PowerPoint documents, could cause Beagle to comsume 100% CPU and degrade system performance.
  • When searching for files, exact filenames would not match (ex, "example.txt") while similar searches (ex, "example") would.
  • Beagle performance would degrade if the user deleted large numbers of emails from Evolution.
In addition, this update adds some features to make Beagle easier to debug. Sending SIGUSR1 to the running Beagle daemon will cause it to output more debugging information, and the beagle-extract-content tool is provided to help identify that Beagle is extracting text and metadata correctly from documents.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh beagle.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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