OCR not working on synced laptop

Operating system


Joplin version


Desktop version info

Joplin 2.14.19 (prod, darwin)

Client ID: 66f3d2167d9e45cf87906362380a6c66
Sync Version: 3
Profile Version: 46

Sync target

Joplin Server

What issue do you have?

I have Joplin running on an Intel Mac mini. It's syncing to a Postgres server I'm running in Docker on the same machine. Everything works as expected on the Mini. I imported my notebooks from Evernote, and they were able to be loaded, OCR'd, and synced. I then installed Joplin on my Mac Airbook (M1), set it up to point to the same Postgres server, and it went and synced up all my notes. However, OCR does not work. I can search for a word inside a PDR file on the Mini, and the correct note comes up. But if I do the same search on my Airbook, even though I can see the note, it won't show up in the search results. To try to troubleshoot this, I created a new user on the database, and a new profile on the Mini Joplin program. I then created a new note and import a single PDF file into it. It OCR'd it, and I can do searches for text in the file without any problem. I created a new user on the laptop Joplin, pointed it to the new database, and it imported that single note, as expected. However, OCR does not work; I type a word that I know is inside the file, and that I can see if I look in the database in the corresponding ".md" file, but the search does not come back with any result.
To summarize: Joplin works fine on the mini, OCR works as expected, and it syncs correctly with the database. On my laptop, Joplin syncs with the database, imports the note, but OCR is not working.
I'm a bit at a loss at what to do next.

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