Re: [htdig] word sort fails

Greg W (
Mon, 27 Sep 1999 07:07:38 GMT

Thanks for that David..

have updated Cron and will see what happens, did this error message actually
indicate something had gone wrong in htdig at all ? or was it purely a
message that was created due to the bug in cron

>From: David Robley <>

> > Hello

> > from Cron I get the error
> >
> > htmerge: Word sort failed
> >
> >
> > I read something about needing to change the shell in the script, can
> > confirm the correct method to overcome this error.
> >
> > Thanks for any help..
> >
>This _may_ be your problem: from the FAQ:
>5.5. I have problems running rundig from cron under Linux.
>This problem commonly occurs on Red Hat Linux 5.0 and 5.1, because of a
>bug in vixie-cron. It causes htmerge to fail with a "Word sort failed"
>It's fixed in Red Hat 5.2. You can install vixie-cron-3.0.1-26.{arch}.rpm
>from a 5.2 distribution to fix the problem on 5.0 or 5.1. A quick fix for
>problem is to change the first line of rundig to "#!/bin/ash" which will
>the script through the ash shell, but this doesn't solve the underlying

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