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maigret
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 3:13 pm    Post subject: How works the basic search form ? Reply with quote

I have a problem with libXm.so.3 ; then I wrote this in the Quick Search form (I entered 'libXm.so.3'). And I got :
forums.gentoo.org wrote:

No topics or posts met your search criteria

Well then I try a search with only 'libXm' (I added the quotes for this post). In the big list of results I got one post :
A poster wrote:

Need libXm.so.3
(This is the topic of the post)

Why didn't found the search engine 'libXm.so.3' ?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's because the search splits up things either side of the full stop into separate words, so in this case that meant you were effectively searching for libXm so 3. However, the search engine seems to give up entirely if you enter any words less than three characters, and return you no results.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maedhros wrote:
I think it's because the search splits up things either side of the full stop into separate words, so in this case that meant you were effectively searching for libXm so 3. However, the search engine seems to give up entirely if you enter any words less than three characters, and return you no results.

Indeed. Moved to dups in favour of https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=33345 and https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-2132265.html#2132265
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