Catfish search result: Fatal error, search was aborted

leszek.lesner at leszek.lesner at
Sat Sep 8 07:49:38 UTC 2012

You could be really the only one experiencing the bug. My guess currently, it fails because it cannot go in specific directories as you did not start catfish as root.
Is there any error when you use find or locate from the terminal and perform the same search ?
If yes then you figured out its not a catfish bug in general but rather a normal behavior.


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John Hupp schrieb am 08.09.12 02:42:

In the Lubuntu documentation, Catfish is the currently recommended GUI search tool.

But after installing it, on my very first search attempt (looking for boot-repair, with search starting in the root), it generated the result error "Fatal error, search was aborted."

It does this when using either the Find or Locate backend.  In testing to date, it seems to display this error in the results pane whenever it cannot find a match.

Playing around with Find directly (I'm still a newbie), when it cannot find a match, it simply shows no result.  So on the face of it, this would seem to be a bug with the current version.

I can't be only one to have noticed this.  Is there a solution?

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