Re: [htdig] 3.2.0b2 -- installation problems.

Subject: Re: [htdig] 3.2.0b2 -- installation problems.
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Tue Oct 31 2000 - 13:16:33 PST

According to
> Attempting to install this on a Linux 6.2 system. decompress/configure/make
> went normally, except that I had to specify "nozlib" to get configure to
> complete.
> Trying to execute.
> Appears that htdig is operating as it should, except that it comes out with a
> WordDB: not compiled with libz, compression not available
> message.
> Trouble is, it is not outputting a wordlist.db file, which htmerge presumably
> requires (at least, it sure did in 3.1.5; which I've previously
> installed/implemented/have running). Altho Htmerge claims to be running, it
> fails to produce a db.words.db file. (and htsearch complains of file's
> absence).

When you run ./configure with the --without-zlib option, you need
also to set wordlist_compress to false in your htdig.conf. However,
that will produce a huge word database file. This is all new to htdig
because of htdig 3.2's new database formats. That's why it wasn't an
issue with 3.1.5.

If by "Linux 6.2" you mean Red Hat Linux 6.2, you really should install
the "zlib" and "zlib-devel" RPM packages and rebuild ht://Dig to use them.

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <>
Spinal Cord Research Centre       WWW:
Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba  Phone:  (204)789-3766
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