Re: [htdig] segfaults under freebsd

Subject: Re: [htdig] segfaults under freebsd
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Mon Aug 28 2000 - 09:45:01 PDT

According to Nathaniel Irons:
> I've been seeing a lot of segfaults recently. I've been assuming that
> they're a consequence of my frequently running out of disk space during
> the merge (a condition my simpleminded admin scripts are not yet
> sufficiently savvy to anticipate) and rebuilding the database whenever
> it falls down, but in anticipation of moving to a new server, I stopped
> updating the database altogether a few days ago, and yet today my users
> report that it's freaking out again.
> Curiously, it only fails with certain search terms. "visual window"
> causes a core dump, but "scandariato window" or "damn" or a variety of
> searches resulting in no matches found seem to work okay.
> I'm running 3.1.5 on FreeBSD 2.2.7 (yes, very old, one reason I'm
> moving). Please let me know if I can provide any useful elaboration.

Did you try Joe Jah's fix for BSD systems?

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <>
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