Re: [htdig] sort : Permission denied.

Subject: Re: [htdig] sort : Permission denied.
From: Geoff Hutchison (
Date: Thu Dec 16 1999 - 06:05:48 PST

On Thu, 16 Dec 1999, David Sexton wrote:

> This has worked fine with the (small) sites that have been used. Today,
> I'm adding search functionality to a larger site (a local repository of
> documentation for our users .. php, apache .. that sorta stuff) and I'm
> getting the following message:-
> /bin/sort: /home/htdig/db/sort2773700000: Permission denied
> htmerge: Word sort failed
> Why do I only get this message for the one site?

For whatever reason, this site has exported the environment variable
TMPDIR as /home/htdig/db. I would expect it's in your script somewhere.

> Is there any way of fixing this (other than running rundig as a user
> with write access to /home/htdig) ?

You can change the variable to another directory that's writeable.

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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