PDF fulltext search does not work on my freshly installed ubuntu 20.10 desktop
I’d be glad to discusss how to enable this feature (or fix this bug?). Any ideas / tips / hints?
Running ubuntu 20.10 with gnome 3.38.1.
tracker --version tells me I have tracker 2.3.6 installed.
full text indexing works for plain text files, as evident from running
tracker info -c file.txt
full text indexing does not seem to work for pdf files, as evident from running
tracker info -c file.pdf, which outputs
'nie:plainTextContent' = ''
in a similar way, searching in gnome files finds pdfs by metadata but not by content
tracker daemon shows that the extractor is not running
07 Nov 2020, 11:09:17: 0% Store - Idle
07 Nov 2020, 11:09:17: ✗ Extractor - Not running or is a disabled plugin
07 Nov 2020, 11:09:17: ✓ File System - Idle
tracker daemon -s tells me it starts the extractor, but after a few minutes the extractor stops running again, with the same out put as above, i.e., extractor not running.
thank you, br, Johannes