Re: htdig: ht://Dig on alpha-unknown-linux

J. op den Brouw (
Sun, 9 Aug 1998 15:25:53 +0200 (MET DST)

On Fri, 7 Aug 1998, Andrew Scherpbier wrote:

> Joshua Senick wrote:
> >
> > The company I work for is currently migrating their webserver from an
> > i586 to an alpha processor. Everything has worked fine once we got the
> > computer set up (even PHP). Unfortunately, ht://Dig seems to be
> > slightly broken. I've gone through all the configuration files, and
> > have even checked the rundig program, but I cannot figure out what would
> > keep the htdig program from seeing any of the documents on the
> > webserver. The htdig program on the i586 is still working fine and can
> > index the pages correctly. Does anybody have any insights as to what
> > might be causing this problem?
> >
> > Josh Senick
> I don't know if you are, but you absolutely cannot share databases between
> machines of different architectures. GDBM stores data in a machine dependent
> fashion.

True. Alpha and Sun (HP-UX?) store their data high byte high and
x86 high byte low. Same problem with berkeley databases.

J. op den Brouw Johanna Westerdijkplein 75
Haagse Hogeschool 2521 EN DEN HAAG
Sector Techniek Netherlands
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