search.html is obsolete?

Bug #687995 reported by Giuseppe Terrasi on 2010-12-09
This bug affects 2 people
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ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubuntu-docs

In in search box if I digit a key word (example: gimp, nautilis, f-spot, pitivi, openoffice) I find only community docs and at maximum 8.04 official doc.

Perhaps it is necessary to update the cx value?

<input type="hidden" name="cx" value="004599128559784038176:vj_p0xo-nng" />


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Robert Roth (evfool) on 2010-12-09
Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Matthew East (mdke) wrote :

Dustin, could you have a look at this please?

Hi Matthew,

Please update all references of 004599128559784038176:vj_p0xo-nng in
the code to 003883529982892832976:e2vwumte3fq.

That should solve it :-)


Book 'em Dano (heymrdjd) wrote :

Can anyone provide a command using sed to find and replace the thousands of instances of 004599128559784038176:vj_p0xo-nng in

Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

I only see two instances:

./libs/ubuntu-banner.xsl: <input type="hidden" name="cx" value="004599128559784038176:vj_p0xo-nng" />
./libs/ubuntu-banner.xsl: document.write(' <input type="hidden" name="cx" value="004599128559784038176:vj_p0xo-nng" />');

Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

I pushed a branch that fixes this at: lp:~kirkland/ubuntu-docs/687995

Book 'em Dano (heymrdjd) wrote :

I admit that I'm ignorant about the coding aspect of this issue and that I'm not sure which files are relevant to fixing the issue, but I have found this string "004599128559784038176:vj_p0xo-nng" in many files.

Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

Dano, the xsl file that contains the code is executed as part of the transformation that converts our Docbook XML source into the HTML files. When we do we a build and export the html files to the branch, the change will be made on all the files.

then you need to recompile the documentation? strange.

in we use a search.js file for each release documentation saved for example in /10.10/ubuntu/libs/search.js

Each time we update this valute: var cseId = "008742922050479854700:sgrtw8uh7hc";

For example, in this release I forgot to update the value of CSEL. It 'was enough to create a new custom search by including the sitemap of the new documentation, no need to rebuild.

You can try:

My two cents, bye.

Matthew East (mdke) wrote :

Giuseppe - it sounds like we should adopt something similar. Would you be interested in working on a patch for this?

But we can't use php - does that matter?

Uhm... Really you can't use php in h.u.c?

In php page we use this script in php:

    $startCustomSearch = !empty($_GET['s']) ? $_GET['s'] : "";
    echo '<script language="Javascript" type="text/javascript">startCustomSearch = "' . $startCustomSearch . '";</script>';

At the moment we have some documentation about this
And we have a repo with custom code:

Fortunally you know italian languages ;-)

I can try to perform this on h.u.c, in order to create a "local" search engine for each official doc version.

But on italian doc team we are overworked and there are few people (only two!). I can add this on my to do and them try to add in future a patch for 10.04 and 10.10 first.

Meanwhile, If others would like to begin this work would be welcome.

Matthew East (mdke) wrote :

On 29 April 2011 11:37, Giuseppe Terrasi <email address hidden> wrote:
> Uhm... Really you can't use php in h.u.c?


> At the moment we have some documentation about this
> And we have a repo with custom code:
> Fortunally you know italian languages ;-)

Will have a look - thanks!

Matthew East
gnupg pub 1024D/0E6B06FF

Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

You can now find official docs when searching on Thanks for the report, Giuseppe, and for the patch, Dustin.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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