Re: [htdig] Problem with PDF files....

Subject: Re: [htdig] Problem with PDF files....
From: Elijah Kagan (
Date: Sun Jan 14 2001 - 00:00:19 PST


I run htdig 3.1.5.
I tried both the Debian package and a compiled one with the same result.
I am absolutely sure there is something stupid I forgot to put into the

Attached is the config file.

Thanks for your help.


On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Gilles Detillieux wrote:

> According to Elijah Kagan:
> > 1. I run htdig with an explicit -c option, so it uses the correct conf
> > file.
> > 2. I rewrote the external_parsers so it includes only one line...
> > 3. ..and it is the first line in the file
> >
> > Results are the same! It is still looking for an acroread!
> >
> > Please, help. I am getting desperate...
> Hmm. You're sure you're running version 3.1.5 of htdig, and you
> don't have a pre-3.1.4 binary of htdig kicking around that you might be
> unknowingly running instead? External converter support was added to the
> external_parsers attribute only in version 3.1.4 and above. If you're
> sure this isn't the problem either, please send me a copy of your conf
> file as it stands now (preferably uuencoded right on your htdig box to
> prevent e-mail mangling of it), and I'll have a look and try a test or two.
> Oh, another thing. You mentioned this was on a Debian system. Did you
> compile htdig yourself, or did you use a pre-compiled binary? If the
> latter, which one?
> --
> Gilles R. Detillieux E-mail: <>
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> Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba Phone: (204)789-3766
> Winnipeg, MB R3E 3J7 (Canada) Fax: (204)789-3930

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