For Adium 1.4.2, the chat transcript log doesn’t appear in spotlight search result even though the word is exactly in the chat logs. Yeah, it’s no big deal, but a bit annoyance, especially when Adium’s own transcript search won’t return good results.
After some research, a few tryouts were taken: Using mdimport to force spotlight reindex the logs folder seems not work. Followed instruction of this ticket to move the chat logs folder to user documents folder, still not work. Then, this ticket has the culprit bug revealed. The
GetMetadataForXMLLog function doesn’t handle the chatlog bundle correctly. Just appending the xml path before parsing the xml file and rebuilding the project will exactly fix the spotlight search issue.
Therefore the reverse steps are the final solution:
1) Get my bug fixed version of AdiumSpotlightImporter (or compile the bugfix version by yourself), unzip and copy to /Applications/Adium.app/Contents/Library/Spotlight, and make sure the importer is used by spotlight in “mdimport -L”
2) Move the adium chat log folder to your documents folder as the above ticket shows, so that spotlight will not exclude it under the system library folder
3) mdimport “your new adium chat log folder” to merge into the spotlight index
4) Search words in spotlight, the adium result now will show in search results under the mail category
Good luck, Adium users!