Re: [htdig] Error Message

Andrew Scherpbier (
Mon, 22 Feb 1999 06:59:39 -0800

COUSINS_M wrote:
> Hello,
> I am a new user to htdig. I have set the software up and ran the rundig
> program to create the index (am currently using the test one that
> searches the Htdig documentation), however whenever i run the html page I
> get the following error:
> ht://Dig error
> htsearch detected an error. Please report this to the webmaster of this
> site. The error message is:
> Unable to read configuration file
> '/usr/home/dunewebd/usr/local/etc/httpd/htdig/conf/htdig.conf'
> However I have checked this directory and the file is there, I have the
> following HTML line in my search page to specify the config file name:
> input type=hidden name=config value=htdig
> Also, if I telnet in to my account and switch to the CGI-bin for my
> webserver I can run the htsearch directly from there, it asks for
> keywords if I enter them then it outputs the contents of a HTML file into
> the window.
> Any ideas, help would be appreciated.
> Matthew Cousins

Since your webserver most likely runs as a different user, make sure that the
config file (and database files) can be accessed while running as the web

Andrew Scherpbier <>
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