Catfish search result: Fatal error, search was aborted

John Hupp lubuntu at
Sat Sep 29 20:03:50 UTC 2012

On 9/29/2012 3:44 PM, PCMan wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 8:35 AM, John Hupp <lubuntu at> wrote:
>> I have now filed a bug report on this problem, which seems like an
>> error-handling issue.  See
>> On 9/10/2012 12:43 PM, John Hupp wrote:
>> OK, that was premature.
>> As long as Catfish finds a result, there is no error.  And if you search in
>> the home directory and find no result, Catfish yields the result "No files
>> were found."  But if you search (find or locate) outside the home directory
>> and Catfish finds no result, it instead reports "Fatal error, search was
>> aborted."
>> On 9/9/2012 9:08 PM, John Hupp wrote:
>> After one quick test with Catfish doing a find search, it looks like
>> may solve the problem.  More on this tomorrow.
>> So thanks, Karl, for the critical bit of information.
>> On 9/8/2012 9:42 PM, Karl Anliot wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 2:10 PM, John Hupp <lubuntu at> wrote:
>> I'm running Catfish 0.3.2-2ubuntu1, which Synaptic also says is the latest
>> version.
>> Are you running the same version in 12.10?
>>    Installed:
>> just grab that file and extract it with file-roller
>> should be easy to run and test.
>> exactly what errors can do you get?
>> BTW, i found this awesome bash script, it's like pastebinit, but for images
> While people here having discussions about catfish, it should be
> mentioned that pcmanfm now has built-in search support.
> Andriy and I did some hard work to recently to make it happen.
> Of course, it's still in git, experimental, and is not yet available
> as a tarball release.
> Developers are encouraged to test the latest source code in git of
> pcmanfm/libfm.
> I think in the future we don't need catfish since PCManFM/LXDE itself
> provides basic file searching utility.
> Thanks
I'm not a developer (in fact, even as a user I'm still a newbie), and my 
provisional solution was to use gnome-search-tool, but if we can get 
file search integrated right into pcmanfm and it works as well as 
gnome-search-tool, that would be a welcome piece of progress.
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