htdig: htmerge failes with strange file name

M. Tyson Bigler (
Sat, 21 Nov 1998 16:19:14 -0600

I'm having trouble running htmerge, and it seems that htmerge's choice
of file names may be the culprit. Everything in $TMPDIR is a file, so
the following error was at first strange:

# bin/htmerge -c conf/unix.conf -v -s
htmerge: Sorting...
sort: can't create /home/atlantis8/bigler/stmAAAa00598/a: Not a directory
htmerge: Word sort failed

If I had to guess, htmerge is cycling through some alpha-numeric set when
generating the temporary files in $TMPDIR... if this is true, why on earth
would it choose to use a '/' in the name??!! Can this be easily fixed
(assuming this is the true problem)?

If I'm way off, please let me hear about it!! I really need to get this
db up and running next week.



M. Tyson Bigler                  SEPTCo Computing Solutions Group
Infrastructure Support           Bellaire Technology Center               3737 Bellaire Blvd., Room 1007B
    713-245-7476                 Houston, TX 77025

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