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1.80.  htdig

1.80.1.  RHBA-2009:0291: bug fix update


This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as FASTRACK errata RHBA-2009:0291
Updated htdig packages that resolve several issues are now available.
The ht://Dig system is a complete World Wide Web indexing and searching system for a small domain or intranet. This system is not meant to replace the need for powerful Internet-wide search systems like Lycos, Infoseek, Webcrawler and AltaVista. Instead, it is intended to cover the search needs for a single company, campus, or even a particular subsection of a website. As opposed to some WAIS-based or web server-based search engines, ht://Dig can span several web servers at a site, as long as they understand the HTTP 1.0 protocol.
These updated htdig packages provide fixes for the following bugs:
  • updating the htdig packages incorrectly removed configuration files, which were written over with the original configuration files. This no longer occurs with these updated packages.
  • in cases where htdig attempted to run the parser configured in the "external_parsers" attribute in the htdig.conf configuration file, and running that parser failed, then htdig could attempt to parse its own error messages. With this update, htdig is prevented from parsing data incorrectly in such a manner, exits from such a situation correctly, and displays an improved error message when running the external parser fails.
  • running "htfuzzy soundex" after indexing with htdig resulted in spurious error messages when the "allow_numbers" attribute of the htdig.conf configuration file was set to set to true.
  • calling either the "htstat" or "htfuzzy" command when the database contained zero words resulted in a segmentation fault, which has been fixed in these updated packages.
All users of htdig are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues.

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