Strigi is completely buggy , fill my HDD to 100%

D. R. Evans doc.evans at
Fri Jan 23 21:22:58 UTC 2009

Christophe Guilbert said the following at 01/23/2009 12:45 PM :
> Hi there,
> I have kubuntu 8.04
> I was wondering why my HDD was filling up over time until it completely 
> fill up my HDD. it turns out that Strigi literally put 170GB of files in 
> the ./strigi/clucene folder. Strigi deamon take about 80% of my CPU time.
> It is a known problem apparently and Strigi bug seems to be taking care 
> of  (work in progress)
> Meanwhile , what is the best way to have Strigi working or removed ?

My personal opinion:

Biting my lip so I don't rant about the embarrassing state of desktop
search in Kubuntu...

Use synaptic (or your favourite package manager) and remove all the
packages that contain the word "strigi".

If that doesn't remove or at least empty the .strigi directory (it probably
won't), delete that entire hierarchy manually.

Don't even try to get it working. Even if if you succeed, it doesn't work
(if you see what I mean).

FWIW, in 8.04, you can sort-of get by with kerry.



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