It sounds like you have not yet established the index files.  The update function needs to have the index files in place first, and this is done (on a new install) by selecting the "updateIndex createEmpty" button in the web interface.  In your case it might be on this page:
  http://localhost:8080/fedoragsearch/rest?operation=updateIndex you just need to click on the updateIndex createEmpty button.  This will build the (empty) index files that the update function can operate on.

Timothy Cornwell, Programmer/Analyst
National Science Digital Library (

From: Ana.M Ferreira []
Sent: Friday, October 01, 2010 7:56 AM
Cc: Ana.M Ferreira
Subject: [fcrepo-user] in fedoragsearch

I have managed to install fedoragsearch - the  getIndexInfo and getRepositoryInfo seem to work but the updateIndex


gives the following error:
IndexReader open error indexName=BasicIndex : ; nested exception is: no segments* file found in files:

I have obviously not copied or changed all the required files. Please help?

Ana Ferreira

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