db search fails, log shows "exception: invalid operator: $search"

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  • So, search fails in the forum with the in-browser message, "Internal error. Oops! Looks like something went wrong!". What seems especially strange to me is that in the Admin interface search works fine. (?)

    NodeBB was installed just a couple of days ago, everything else is working fine--this search has never worked.

    I assume it's this plugin: nodebb-plugin-dbsearch, Installed 1.0.1 | Latest 1.0.1 ?

    Log output:
    17/6 23:00 [24353] - error: [plugins] filter:search.query, exception: invalid operator: $search
    17/6 23:00 [24353] - error: /api/search/fail
    MongoError: exception: invalid operator: $search
    at Function.MongoError.create (/home/nodebbsvc/nodebb/node_modules/mongodb/node_modules/mongodb-core/lib/error.js:31:11)
    at queryCallback (/home/nodebbsvc/nodebb/node_modules/mongodb/node_modules/mongodb-core/lib/cursor.js:200:36)
    at Callbacks.emit (/home/nodebbsvc/nodebb/node_modules/mongodb/node_modules/mongodb-core/lib/topologies/server.js:119:3)
    at null.messageHandler (/home/nodebbsvc/nodebb/node_modules/mongodb/node_modules/mongodb-core/lib/topologies/server.js:358:23)
    at Socket.<anonymous> (/home/nodebbsvc/nodebb/node_modules/mongodb/node_modules/mongodb-core/lib/connection/connection.js:292:22)
    at emitOne (events.js:77:13)
    at Socket.emit (events.js:169:7)
    at readableAddChunk (_stream_readable.js:153:18)
    at Socket.Readable.push (_stream_readable.js:111:10)
    at TCP.onread (net.js:531:20)
    17/6 23:00 [24353] - error: [plugins] filter:search.query, exception: invalid operator: $search

    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. NodeBB is amazing and it has been a dream to set up. I'm loving it.

  • @whytea what's your NodeBB & mongodb version?

  • Hi,

    MongoDB is version 2.4.9, NodeBB v1.0.3.

  • @whytea MongoDB, version 2.6 or greater is required. upgrade your mongodb

  • @pichalite Aha, that might explain it!

  • @pichalite That fixed it. Thanks for your help!

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