Re: htdig: RH 5.1, htmerge and sort failing - a hacked solution

Geoff Hutchison (
Tue, 15 Sep 1998 00:18:23 -0400

At 3:55 PM -0400 7/10/98, Rob Willett wrote:

>It appears that either the pclose or the fork command is time sensitive.
>I've run the same file around 20 more times via
>a crontab and most of the time it works but the program still sometimes
>fails with a NOCHILD error message. I think this is a bug
>in Linux. I can't check the net for more information as our gateway is
>down until Monday.
>I have found a solution, of sorts. I modified the code at the end of the
>htmerge section to check explicity for
>a NOCHILD error and to then ignore it. This is not a good solution but
>it is one that works until I can find a better one.

Are you still seeing this? Is there a better solution? I hesitated to put
this into 3.1.0b1 because it seemd pretty odd (as you mention "not a good

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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