Re: htdig: certain words crashing htdig

Brendan Conoboy (
Wed, 25 Mar 1998 13:17:44 -0700 (MST)

> This is extremely weird: prin works but print or printer does not but
> printeriffic or printeri works ok!?!?

I used to get problems like this when htmerge didn't complete its run
(because the system ran out of VM). First, install version 3.0.8b2 if
can- It has patches that aid many of the memory leaks previous versions
had. Second, reindex everything and go over all the output (particularly
the output of htmerge) and look for errors.

I beleive the situation is this: The lookup table for the merged database
has been created, so it knows when words match. The database itself was
only partially created (because it ran out of memory, or drive space, or
for some other reason stoped prematurely). The result: htdig knows when
there is a match or isn't- However, when there is a match, the data it
expects to find might not be there (because that data would be found in
the portion of the database which was never written).

-Brendan (
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