If it isn't by default, it probably is if you make a plugin 😉
[nodebb-plugin-solr] Solr search plugin
@main It is updated to latest.
I have the same problem before, but after update NodeBB and Solr plugin, it's gone. Have you updated all of that?
This is the error I'm getting:
warn: Plugin: /home/c/node_modules/nodebb-plugin-solr is corrupted or invalid. Please check plugin.json for errors.
I disabled all plugins @[email protected]
I noticed theres a version difference in NPM and on Github.
@a_5mith I can't build index and when I search got this error:
TypeError: Cannot read property 'response' of null at /var/local/swift/node_modules/nodebb-plugin-solr/library.js:173:11 at ClientRequest.<anonymous> (/var/local/swift/node_modules/nodebb-plugin-solr/node_modules/solr-client/lib/solr.js:576:21) at ClientRequest.EventEmitter.emit (events.js:95:17) at Socket.socketErrorListener (http.js:1547:9) at Socket.EventEmitter.emit (events.js:95:17) at net.js:441:14 at process._tickCallback (node.js:415:13)
@trevor Yes, npm is the latest.
@a_5mith I think it's because I didn't install Solr, so I'll install and try again.
Okay apparently it WASN'T updated to latest, lol. The following changes were made that fixed it; https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB/commit/7212f95582eb1e828ad6845a1b7f7f4dbb8b9e39
@trevor Thank you too, I just installed Solr by your instruction and make everything works!
Note: Installing and running Solr takes up a good bit of your CPU so if you're using DigitalOcean, I suggest you use the 10$/mo plan instead of the $5/mo.
How does this plugin compare to the DB Search as far as features and accuracy?
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It works fine on our http://nodebb.org.cn
Hi @Guiri, good question!
This plugin is closer to a traditional full-text search plugin you'd see in use on other sites. It's more powerful than a simple fulltext search, because we can do thing like word exclusions (e.g.
forum -NodeBB), boosts (e.g.
forum +punBB), and can even sort relevancy better by ranking documents higher if the searched terms are closer together, or are sequential (e.g. A search for
Farmer Johnwould rank
This is a topic about Farmer Johnhigher than
John is a Farmer)
The existing search plugin uses phonetics to determine matches, which would cause problems when things had the same phonetic sounds, but were completely different words. (e.g.
farmare very different, but have the same consonants).
Some development notes re: Solr
The default configuration saves topic titles in
title_tand post content in
description_t. These are defined in the default
schema.xmlshipped with Solr as:
<dynamicField name="*_t" type="text_general" indexed="true" stored="true"/>
falsewould decrease the index size (and increase search efficiency by a small amount), as the actual post content would not be saved on-disk or in-memory.
Before, the index for this forum was about 7.5 MB. By setting stored to
false, the index size is now 2.6 MB.
Would look into further customisation of the plugin (so you can define your own fields in
schema.xmlif you'd like) for the next version...
Awesome, thanks for the quick reply. Is there a min-version, (e.g., nodebb 0.5.0) that's required or can I install it on my 0.4.3? I didn't see a min-version of nodebb specified in https://github.com/julianlam/nodebb-plugin-solr/blob/master/package.json
@Guiri The Solr plugin relies on changes present in the latest versions of NodeBB. If you are up to date on the master branch, you should be fine. If you are using the
v0.4.xbranch, it is not compatible.
@julian Given my history of attempting to install updates and breaking everything, I'll wait until the 0.5.0 with the Idiots Guide. Please tailor it especially to my level of bad luck.
@Guiri Good call -- the latest version only works with NodeBB commits from one day ago
Having issues with Solr on 0.6.0, even after the latest update. Is this a known issue or just me?
Hey @scottalanmiller, there should be no problems with this plugin -- let me know the error?
Give v1.0.0 a try, though there are changed with the schema, so you'll want to flush/reindex your data.
- Schema has been updated, so please flush and re-index your search index
- Progress bar now shows up in ACP, so you won't have to guess when the indexing is completed