: The obvious answer is that I forgot to include something critical
: within the 'chroot' portion of the file system. Unfortunately 'waisq'
: doesn't produce any error-messages indicating that it didn't find some
: critical file. It produces normal-looking output indicating that it
: read the proper files, which contain nothing useful.
Do you build index within chroot too and use local search?
If not, then there are probably test for file existence (ir/irsearch.c)