htdig: Possible htsearch bug

George Adams (
Wed, 18 Nov 1998 09:16:42 -0700

Here's the step-by-step scenario to duplicate this:

1) Index a site normally with rundig.

2) Search for a word not found on the site (i.e.
   "dalek"). htsearch comes back with the usual
   "No matches were found for 'dalek'" message.

3) Link a new HTMl page to the site containing
   the word "dalek". Re-run rundig and re-search
   for "dalek". htsearch will find and display
   a link to the new page.

4) Remove the new HTML file containing "dalek".
   Re-run htdig.

5) THIS time, when you search for "dalek", htsearch
   will come back with "Documents 1 - 1 of 1 matches",
   followed by a page with no listings whatsoever.

There's a pretty easy workaround to this - always deleting the db files before re-running rundig. Maybe that's what I'm supposed to be doing anyway? Or is this indeed a bug?

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