Re: htdig: Problem with rundif under RH 5.1

Chris Owen (
Thu, 9 Jul 1998 16:34:24 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 8 Jul 1998, Rob Willett wrote:

> I've read through the archives of the mailing lists and seen the same
> problem I'm getting with rundig and RH5.1.
> If I run it through a crontab then rundig fails and if I run it through
> a command line it works. I have lots of the disk space so /bin/sort
> shouldn't fail. I have rewritten rundig to use a variety of different
> shells, such as tcsh and it still fails. I've tried outputing the output
> to /dev/null or to a file and that fails.
> I couldn't find out if anybody had resolved the htmerge problem under
> Linux and simply not reported it. If I get no joy then I'll have to
> unleash my elementary programming skills and debug htmerge.

I don't have a solution, but I'm very glad to hear I'm not alone with this
problem. It really has me stumped. We've just given up running htdig
from cron for now, but that is sort of bummer since we liked to use it for
link checking purposes as well as keeping the search engine up to date.


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