Bug 81044 - htsearch only outputs up to a 4k boundary.
Summary: htsearch only outputs up to a 4k boundary.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: htdig
Version: 2.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Phil Knirsch
QA Contact:
: 89046 100461 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-03 18:42 UTC by Liberate
Modified: 2015-03-05 01:11 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-12-19 15:02:54 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
This is the actual output from htsearch when redirected to a file. (8.00 KB, text/html)
2003-01-03 18:46 UTC, Liberate
no flags Details
This is the expected output from htsearch. (11.74 KB, text/html)
2003-01-03 18:48 UTC, Liberate
no flags Details
htdig.conf file used (9.30 KB, text/plain)
2003-01-03 18:49 UTC, Liberate
no flags Details

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2003:376 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Updated htdig packages fix truncated output problems 2003-12-19 05:00:00 UTC

Description Liberate 2003-01-03 18:42:28 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003

Description of problem:
htsearch(part of htdig) only outputs to apache or redirected to a file up to the
nearest 4K boundary.  I.e. If I run htsearch from a shell prompt I get 11K of
complete output, if I do the same search redirecting to a file or piping to
another command(more), I only get 8K of output.  This is the same behavior with

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
2.put in search words
3.put in output form

Actual Results:  will attach actual output as actual.html

Expected Results:  will attach expected output as expected.html

Additional info:

Comment 1 Liberate 2003-01-03 18:46:36 UTC
Created attachment 89103 [details]
This is the actual output from htsearch when redirected to a file.

This is the actual output from htsearch when redirected to a file or executed
from apache.

Comment 2 Liberate 2003-01-03 18:48:08 UTC
Created attachment 89104 [details]
This is the expected output from htsearch.

This is the expected output from htsearch or when you run htsearch from the
shell prompt.

Comment 3 Liberate 2003-01-03 18:49:42 UTC
Created attachment 89105 [details]
htdig.conf file used

This is the configuration file associated with htsearch.

Comment 4 Jon Mitchiner 2003-05-28 20:36:28 UTC
Im having the same problem as this user.  This is a summary of an email I sent 

$ /var/www/cgi-bin/htsearch "words=wordname"
I copied the output manually and pasted it to a file named 'firstout'.
$ ls -al firstout
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         9292 May 28 15:48 firstout

Now I am attempting this with a pipe:
$ /var/www/cgi-bin/htsearch "words=wordname" > secondout
$ ls -al secondout
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         8192 May 28 15:49 secondout

$ /var/www/cgi-bin/htsearch -vv "words=wordname" > thirdout 
$ ls -al thirdout
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         7006 May 28 15:53 thirdout

As you can see the filesize shrinks when I add more debugging info.  It seems 
htsearch has a problem when it sends the data through a pipe.  

Comment 5 Jon Mitchiner 2003-05-31 00:45:16 UTC
I downloaded the source for the latest Htdig and it had the exact same 
problem.  Whenever I run htdig from the command line with a pipe then the 
above results will occur again.

I went back to the latest stable release (3.1.6) and compiled it.  It worked 
like a charm.

I do not understand why Redhat is releasing a beta copy of htdig with AS 2.1.  
I thought the whole purpose for AS 2.1 was to have solid stable software...

Comment 6 Brent Bourgoine 2003-07-22 18:34:03 UTC
Seeing the same issue here with 2.1AS and htdig 3.2x, with the addition of
failing searches producing an HTTP 500 error (see bug 100461).

Comment 7 Phil Knirsch 2003-09-02 12:54:57 UTC
I've downgraded htdig now for our next enterprise product again and i'm thinking
about doing a htdig-3.1.6 errata for AS2.1, too, but that might take some time
(we're pretty busy with the next enterprise product atm ;-).

If you want to you can give htdig-3.1.6-3 from Rawhide a try (rebuild from SRPM,
of course). If time permits i'll do a AS2.1 package and put it on
people.redhat.com in the next few days.


Read ya, Phil

Comment 8 Phil Knirsch 2003-09-02 13:53:36 UTC
*** Bug 89046 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 9 Phil Knirsch 2003-09-02 14:09:27 UTC
*** Bug 100461 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 10 Phil Knirsch 2003-10-28 13:10:59 UTC
OK, an AS2.1 update request has been opened via bugzilla:


Read ya, Phil

Comment 11 John Flanagan 2003-12-19 15:02:55 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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