Re: [htdig] 3.2.0b2 and zlib


Subject: Re: [htdig] 3.2.0b2 and zlib
From: Gilles Detillieux (grdetil@scrc.umanitoba.ca)
Date: Thu Sep 28 2000 - 12:40:26 PDT


According to Geoff Hutchison:
> On Thu, 28 Sep 2000, Erik Lyons wrote:
> > Install complete on Solaris 2.6 using --without-zlib and
> > --disable-shared.
> >
> > Now, htsearch is unable to read db.words.db, and running htmerge returns
> > this:
> > WordDB: not compiled with libz, compression not available
>
> I'm sure you didn't want to hear "just one more thing..." ;-)
>
> I'd qualify it as a genuine bug since the htword code should be smart
> enough to handle this case. But as a workaround, set:
> wordlist_compress: false
>
> It's on by default, but IMHO, the htword code should Do The Right Thing
> and ignore the attribute if libz isn't available.

For that matter, so should the configure script. --without-zlib should
be implied if configure can't find zlib. There's no good reason to give
an error for this, as a simple warning should suffice.

-- 
Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <grdetil@scrc.umanitoba.ca>
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