Re: [htdig] Re: is this a bug?


Subject: Re: [htdig] Re: is this a bug?
From: Geoff Hutchison (ghutchis@wso.williams.edu)
Date: Thu Jul 27 2000 - 09:28:07 PDT


On Thu, 27 Jul 2000, Malcolm Austen wrote:

> I saw just this symptom when I took over the htdig setup here. That was
> using a simlarly vintage 3.1.0beta version and the problem was that the
> dig was being done with a -i flag but the old database was not being
> dumped before calling htmerge which was merging the new "-i" dig into the
> old database. That database was just growing with time, something wasn't
> being cleared out. My solution was to switch from "-i" in favour of always
> digging (merging etc) into a newly created empty directory.

You're free to do this, but all versions before 3.1.0 have assorted
database corruption problems--the one you mention is only one of these.
See <http://www.htdig.org/RELEASE.html> for more details on all of the
assorted changes.

--
-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online
http://wso.williams.edu/

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