Re: [htdig] error

Gilles Detillieux (
Tue, 15 Jun 1999 11:02:51 -0500 (CDT)

According to Geoff Hutchison:
> On Mon, 14 Jun 1999, Luc Schiltz wrote:
> > ketty htdig/bin# nohup /opt/www/htdig/bin/htdig -l &
> > [1] 1192
> > ketty htdig/bin# BAD TAG IN SERIALIZED DATA: 101
> It means it wasn't sure what some of the data was. It's generally
> harmless--it will recover and keep going.

That error in itself may be harmless, but it's likely to be a symptom
of a corrupt database that may lead to other problems. A clean database
should not contain bad tags. I'd recommend rebuilding the database
from scratch. (htdig -i)

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