[Tracker-discuss] SPAMBAYES_URI (Was: Call for volunteers to help maintain bugs.python.org's issue tracker)

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Feb 22 18:39:29 CET 2008

> I had the same issue, i solved it by removing the xapian package from
> my system. IIRC it says at the top something about a missing attribute
> "stem" - still a description of what to change in the source to have
> xapian installed _and_ a working python tracker would be very nice.

I'm truly surprised if there is any relationship between whether Xapian
is installed, and whether the python-dev instance complains about
a missing SPAMBAYES_URI. Instead, I would rather expect that that
complaint comes from detectors/config.ini missing spambayes_uri.

In any case, I have disabled the spambayes detected on my local 
instance, by putting "return" into its init function.

Contributions for a better way to disable it (e.g. by treating a
missing spambayes_uri as an indicator for no local spambayes
installation) would be welcome.

While we have little maintenance capacity for the tracker in general,
we have no maintenance capacity whatsoever for the spambayes
integration. Nobody knows what it does, how it works, and whether it
does what it should do correctly.


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