Re: [htdig] configuration question

Subject: Re: [htdig] configuration question
From: Geoff Hutchison (
Date: Wed Sep 20 2000 - 10:35:44 PDT

On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, gcapp wrote:

> Well, to my knowledge, the only page that did work was the results page.
> The other 3 did not work.

I don't know what you mean by "the other 3"--I count the header, footer
and template files, plus the files for no matches and syntax errors.

> But let me start at a simple beginning point and ask you a couple of
> questions.
> Like I said before, I reinstalled Htdig and it works fine now with all
> the defaults in place. I haven't touched anything. Now as I look at my
> files on my server, there is one "htdig" file under the root directory and
> one "htdig" file under my "www" file. In the "htdig" file under the root
> directory, there are 4 folders (bid, common, conf, db) and in any of those
> folders, I don't see any of the 4 default pages (syntax, nomatch, header,
> footer).

They should be in the common directory. What is in that directory? Can you
send a directory listing?

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

> And in the "htdig" file under the "www" folder, there aren't those > pages either. So my first question is, in the directions it said if you > change the look of these 4 pages, they have to go in the "common" folder, > under the "htdig" folder, in the root directory. Why aren't they there now? > Maybe I'm confused, but it seems if you change them, then they should > already be in a folder. If I'm wrong about this part of the process, them > my mistake. > Next, it says that I have to change the htdig.conf file. So, I went in > there and changed the default settings to match where the 4 pages are > setting (in the "common" folder). I also changed the other parts of the > htdig.conf file to match my site. > So, that is what I did. Maybe I did something wrong, but I went over > the instructions several times. > As I said before, it works now because I reinstalled it with all the > regular defaults. But if I can change the look, it would be nice. > Hope I didn't run on too much here, but I'm trying to be thorough in my > explanation. > > Thanks, > Gary >

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