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@mike007 problem here is that macOS no longer supports python and therefore this workflow without some additional steps on your part. 

 

You can either:

 

1. follow Alfred's instructions to install a version of Python 2 to allow this workflow to continue working on Monterey
2. install my alternative Javascript version of the workflow (install instructions)

 

I'd recommend #2 - let me know how you get on.

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Thanks @rhyd

 

I am so hopeless on this! I have tired to install your version. Have a version number for both the node and nmp, so go to run npm install --global alfred-search-omnifocus Presumably in the terminal? and I just get a whole page of errors.

 

Never mind! I will call it a day!!

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Thanks for this update!

 

I set the OmniFocus DB location per the installation instructions but the workflow is giving me this error (even though the directory does exist). Any ideas?

of-db-search-error@2x.thumb.png.982948e56b16df1a4eb0605fd08a97f7.png

 

 

EDIT → WORKAROUND FOUND

After you run "find-of-db" you will need to remove the line breaks that are getting inserted where they don't belong before running "set-of-db"

 

Issue is here: https://github.com/rhydlewis/alfred-search-omnifocus/issues/9

Edited by jochi
Found a workaround, wanted to include it inline
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Thank you for your incredible workflow! It seems that it doesn't work now for my OmniFocus(Version 3.12.2), when I try to search something in my OmniFocus using this workflow I just get nothing. I wonder whether it's the problem of my OmniFocus/Alfred/Mac or it's because of the workflow. Thank you!

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@rhydI just posted about using the python version of the workflow, but I was in the wrong place, and found the node one.

 

Now I admit, I don't know much about terminal, so perhaps this is over my head, and I don't expect you to teach me, but I thought I'd ask in case there was an easy fix.

 

I followed all of the directions to install and test node here: https://treehouse.github.io/installation-guides/mac/node-mac.html

 

According to the steps provided it was successful.

 

When I then went to use the npm install --global alfred-search-omnifocus command, I get these errors:

 

(**** = me and my system's name)

 

Am I missing something? Is there anything to fix?

 

I appreciate your time and consideration.


npm@8.15.0 /usr/local/lib/node_modules/npm
**** ~ % npm <command> --key=value
zsh: no such file or directory: command
**** ~ % npm install --global alfred-search-omnifocus
npm WARN deprecated xmldom@0.1.31: Deprecated due to CVE-2021-21366 resolved in 0.5.0
npm ERR! code 1
npm ERR! path /opt/homebrew/Cellar/node/19.4.0_1/lib/node_modules/alfred-search-omnifocus/node_modules/better-sqlite3
npm ERR! command failed
npm ERR! command sh /var/folders/sc/26yzps7x15dfdg5n56n8kq2r0000gn/T/install-d0aa4b18.sh
npm ERR! > better-sqlite3@7.6.2 build-release
npm ERR! > node-gyp rebuild --release
npm ERR! 
npm ERR!   TOUCH ba23eeee118cd63e16015df367567cb043fed872.intermediate
npm ERR!   ACTION deps_sqlite3_gyp_locate_sqlite3_target_copy_builtin_sqlite3 ba23eeee118cd63e16015df367567cb043fed872.intermediate
npm ERR!   TOUCH Release/obj.target/deps/locate_sqlite3.stamp
npm ERR!   CC(target) Release/obj.target/sqlite3/gen/sqlite3/sqlite3.o
npm ERR!   LIBTOOL-STATIC Release/sqlite3.a
npm ERR!   CXX(target) Release/obj.target/better_sqlite3/src/better_sqlite3.o
npm ERR! rm ba23eeee118cd63e16015df367567cb043fed872.intermediate
npm ERR! prebuild-install warn install No prebuilt binaries found (target=19.4.0 runtime=node arch=arm64 libc= platform=darwin)
npm ERR! gyp info it worked if it ends with ok
npm ERR! gyp info using node-gyp@9.3.0
npm ERR! gyp info using node@19.4.0 | darwin | arm64
npm ERR! gyp info find Python using Python version 3.10.9 found at "/opt/homebrew/opt/python@3.10/bin/python3.10"
npm ERR! gyp info spawn /opt/homebrew/opt/python@3.10/bin/python3.10
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args [
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   '/opt/homebrew/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/gyp/gyp_main.py',
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   'binding.gyp',
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   '-f',
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   'make',
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   '-I',
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   '/opt/homebrew/Cellar/node/19.4.0_1/lib/node_modules/alfred-search-omnifocus/node_modules/better-sqlite3/build/config.gypi',
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   '-I',
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   '/opt/homebrew/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/addon.gypi',
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   '-I',
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   ‘/Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/common.gypi’,
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   '-Dlibrary=shared_library',
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   '-Dvisibility=default',
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   ‘-Dnode_root_dir=/Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0’,
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   '-Dnode_gyp_dir=/opt/homebrew/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp',
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   '-Dnode_lib_file=/Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/<(target_arch)/node.lib',
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   '-Dmodule_root_dir=/opt/homebrew/Cellar/node/19.4.0_1/lib/node_modules/alfred-search-omnifocus/node_modules/better-sqlite3',
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   '-Dnode_engine=v8',
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   '--depth=.',
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   '--no-parallel',
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   '--generator-output',
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   'build',
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args   '-Goutput_dir=.'
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args ]
npm ERR! gyp info spawn make
npm ERR! gyp info spawn args [ 'BUILDTYPE=Release', '-C', 'build' ]
npm ERR! In file included from ../src/better_sqlite3.cpp:4:
npm ERR! In file included from ./src/better_sqlite3.lzz:11:
npm ERR! In file included from /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/node.h:73:
npm ERR! In file included from /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8.h:24:
npm ERR! In file included from /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-array-buffer.h:12:
npm ERR! In file included from /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-local-handle.h:12:
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-internal.h:477:30: warning: 'static_assert' with no message is a C++17 extension [-Wc++17-extensions]
npm ERR! SHARED_EXTERNAL_POINTER_TAGS(CHECK_SHARED_EXTERNAL_POINTER_TAGS)
npm ERR!                              ^
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-internal.h:477:30: warning: 'static_assert' with no message is a C++17 extension [-Wc++17-extensions]
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-internal.h:477:30: warning: 'static_assert' with no message is a C++17 extension [-Wc++17-extensions]
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-internal.h:477:30: warning: 'static_assert' with no message is a C++17 extension [-Wc++17-extensions]
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-internal.h:477:30: warning: 'static_assert' with no message is a C++17 extension [-Wc++17-extensions]
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-internal.h:478:35: warning: 'static_assert' with no message is a C++17 extension [-Wc++17-extensions]
npm ERR! PER_ISOLATE_EXTERNAL_POINTER_TAGS(CHECK_NON_SHARED_EXTERNAL_POINTER_TAGS)
npm ERR!                                   ^
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-internal.h:478:35: warning: 'static_assert' with no message is a C++17 extension [-Wc++17-extensions]
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-internal.h:478:35: warning: 'static_assert' with no message is a C++17 extension [-Wc++17-extensions]
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-internal.h:478:35: warning: 'static_assert' with no message is a C++17 extension [-Wc++17-extensions]
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-internal.h:478:35: warning: 'static_assert' with no message is a C++17 extension [-Wc++17-extensions]
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-internal.h:478:35: warning: 'static_assert' with no message is a C++17 extension [-Wc++17-extensions]
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-internal.h:478:35: warning: 'static_assert' with no message is a C++17 extension [-Wc++17-extensions]
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-internal.h:478:35: warning: 'static_assert' with no message is a C++17 extension [-Wc++17-extensions]
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-internal.h:478:35: warning: 'static_assert' with no message is a C++17 extension [-Wc++17-extensions]
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-internal.h:478:35: warning: 'static_assert' with no message is a C++17 extension [-Wc++17-extensions]
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-internal.h:478:35: warning: 'static_assert' with no message is a C++17 extension [-Wc++17-extensions]
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-internal.h:478:35: warning: 'static_assert' with no message is a C++17 extension [-Wc++17-extensions]
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-internal.h:659:61: warning: 'static_assert' with no message is a C++17 extension [-Wc++17-extensions]
npm ERR!     static_assert(kJSObjectType + 1 == kFirstJSApiObjectType);
npm ERR!                                                             ^
npm ERR!                                                             , ""
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-internal.h:660:55: warning: 'static_assert' with no message is a C++17 extension [-Wc++17-extensions]
npm ERR!     static_assert(kJSObjectType < kLastJSApiObjectType);
npm ERR!                                                       ^
npm ERR!                                                       , ""
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-internal.h:661:63: warning: 'static_assert' with no message is a C++17 extension [-Wc++17-extensions]
npm ERR!     static_assert(kFirstJSApiObjectType < kLastJSApiObjectType);
npm ERR!                                                               ^
npm ERR!                                                               , ""
npm ERR! In file included from ../src/better_sqlite3.cpp:4:
npm ERR! In file included from ./src/better_sqlite3.lzz:11:
npm ERR! In file included from /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/node.h:73:
npm ERR! In file included from /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8.h:24:
npm ERR! In file included from /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-array-buffer.h:13:
npm ERR! In file included from /Users/j****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-object.h:9:
npm ERR! /Users/****Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-maybe.h:106:45: error: no template named 'is_lvalue_reference_v' in namespace 'std'; did you mean 'is_lvalue_reference'?
npm ERR!   template <class U, std::enable_if_t<!std::is_lvalue_reference_v<U>>*>
npm ERR!                                        ~~~~~^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
npm ERR!                                             is_lvalue_reference
npm ERR! /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/SDKs/MacOSX.sdk/usr/include/c++/v1/type_traits:910:29: note: 'is_lvalue_reference' declared here
npm ERR! struct _LIBCPP_TEMPLATE_VIS is_lvalue_reference : _BoolConstant<__is_lvalue_reference(_Tp)> { };
npm ERR!                             ^
npm ERR! In file included from ../src/better_sqlite3.cpp:4:
npm ERR! In file included from ./src/better_sqlite3.lzz:11:
npm ERR! In file included from /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/node.h:73:
npm ERR! In file included from /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8.h:24:
npm ERR! In file included from /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-array-buffer.h:13:
npm ERR! In file included from /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-object.h:9:
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-maybe.h:106:69: error: expected '(' for function-style cast or type construction
npm ERR!   template <class U, std::enable_if_t<!std::is_lvalue_reference_v<U>>*>
npm ERR!                                        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-maybe.h:123:43: error: no template named 'is_lvalue_reference_v' in namespace 'std'; did you mean 'is_lvalue_reference'?
npm ERR! template <class T, std::enable_if_t<!std::is_lvalue_reference_v<T>>* = nullptr>
npm ERR!                                      ~~~~~^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
npm ERR!                                           is_lvalue_reference
npm ERR! /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/SDKs/MacOSX.sdk/usr/include/c++/v1/type_traits:910:29: note: 'is_lvalue_reference' declared here
npm ERR! struct _LIBCPP_TEMPLATE_VIS is_lvalue_reference : _BoolConstant<__is_lvalue_reference(_Tp)> { };
npm ERR!                             ^
npm ERR! In file included from ../src/better_sqlite3.cpp:4:
npm ERR! In file included from ./src/better_sqlite3.lzz:11:
npm ERR! In file included from /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/node.h:73:
npm ERR! In file included from /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8.h:24:
npm ERR! In file included from /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-array-buffer.h:13:
npm ERR! In file included from /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-object.h:9:
npm ERR! /Users/****/Library/Caches/node-gyp/19.4.0/include/node/v8-maybe.h:123:67: error: expected '(' for function-style cast or type construction
npm ERR! template <class T, std::enable_if_t<!std::is_lvalue_reference_v<T>>* = nullptr>
npm ERR!                                      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^
npm ERR! ./src/util/macros.lzz:157:21: error: no member named 'AccessorSignature' in namespace 'v8'
npm ERR!                 v8::AccessorSignature::New(isolate, recv)
npm ERR!                 ~~~~^
npm ERR! ./src/objects/database.lzz:180:21: warning: variable 'status' set but not used [-Wunused-but-set-variable]
npm ERR!                 int status = sqlite3_db_config(db_handle, SQLITE_DBCONFIG_ENABLE_LOAD_EXTENSION, 1, NULL);
npm ERR!                     ^
npm ERR! ./src/util/binder.lzz:37:51: error: no member named 'CreationContext' in 'v8::Object'
npm ERR!                 v8::Local<v8::Context> ctx = obj->CreationContext();
npm ERR!                                              ~~~~~^
npm ERR! 21 warnings and 6 errors generated.
npm ERR! make: *** [Release/obj.target/better_sqlite3/src/better_sqlite3.o] Error 1
npm ERR! gyp ERR! build error 
npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack Error: `make` failed with exit code: 2
npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack     at ChildProcess.onExit (/opt/homebrew/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/lib/build.js:203:23)
npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack     at ChildProcess.emit (node:events:513:28)
npm ERR! gyp ERR! stack     at ChildProcess._handle.onexit (node:internal/child_process:293:12)
npm ERR! gyp ERR! System Darwin 22.2.0
npm ERR! gyp ERR! command "/opt/homebrew/Cellar/node/19.4.0_1/bin/node" "/opt/homebrew/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/bin/node-gyp.js" "rebuild" "--release"
npm ERR! gyp ERR! cwd /opt/homebrew/Cellar/node/19.4.0_1/lib/node_modules/alfred-search-omnifocus/node_modules/better-sqlite3
npm ERR! gyp ERR! node -v v19.4.0
npm ERR! gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v9.3.0
npm ERR! gyp ERR! not ok

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     /Users/****/.npm/_logs/2023-01-16T15_02_37_959Z-debug-0.log
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Hi @jstncwlcx - thanks for raising this. I think I need to look at the latest version of better-sqlite3 and how that works with the latest version of node. Let me do this first and then - 🤞 - I can release an updated version of the workflow to solve this wretched issue...

 

Cheers,
Rhyd

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I've updated the workflow to v1.0.12 so that it uses the latest versions of the packages it relies on to function correctly. Horror show complication errors seen before are now - as far as I can see - no longer happening.

 

I've had issues with different versions of node and different shells on my Mac but I think if you switch to a bash shell before installing, the problems seen before won't happen:

 

> bash
bash-3.2$ node -v
v18.12.1
bash-3.2$ npm install -g alfred-search-omnifocus
...

 

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Thanks for the reply.

 

Like I said, I don't know much about terminal or code, so this is above my head. I really only know how to copy and paste stuff.

 

I copied and pasted the lines you quoted into terminal, and literally nothing happened.

 

If you feel like it, can you walk me through what it is I am supposed to do with those lines you posted?

 

I don't expect you to teach me, so please don't think I'm expecting anything. I just thought I'd ask in case it was simple and easy to explain.

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On 1/22/2023 at 5:21 PM, jstncwlcx said:

Thanks for the reply.

 

Like I said, I don't know much about terminal or code, so this is above my head. I really only know how to copy and paste stuff.

 

I copied and pasted the lines you quoted into terminal, and literally nothing happened.

 

If you feel like it, can you walk me through what it is I am supposed to do with those lines you posted?

 

I don't expect you to teach me, so please don't think I'm expecting anything. I just thought I'd ask in case it was simple and easy to explain.

 

Hi - no problem, this updated workflow has been more of a pain than the old version. It hasn't been a great user experience for everyone - apologies.

 

Here's step by step instructions:

  1. Open terminal.app
  2. Type in `bash` and then press RETURN
  3. Type in `npm install -g alfred-search-omnifocus` and press RETURN
  4. You should then see a progress bar as the `npm` command downloads the required files and installs the workflow.

If that doesn't work, let me know and I'll see if I can do something else to help.

 

Screenshots to accompany each step above...

 

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Edited by rhyd
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31 minutes ago, jstncwlcx said:

I'm still not able to get it working.

 

It is probably user error on my end. But here is what I get...

 

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Then when I try to enter the .s command in Alfred I get this:

 

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Then, then I enter 'get-of-db' into Alfred, and hit enter, I just get a big Pop-up that says:]

 

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We're getting there...  Next is:

1. Run Alfred command `find-of-db` to copy the path of the Omnifocus DB to your clipboard

2. Run Alfred command `set-of-db` and then paste (⌘-V) the database path as an argument and hit return then retry.

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