Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 9683
exmh fails to init with glimpse-4.12.5-1
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
I installed ftp.redhat.com/contrib/libc6/i386/glimpse-4.12.5-1.i386.rpm
to enable the search features of exmh. But exmh fails in Glimpse_Init
(extrasInit.tcl) because "glimpse -V" exits with a 1 status.
Arguably, this is a bug in glimpse and the parsing of the -V option should
end with RETURNMAIN(1) instead of RETURNMAIN(0) (see glimpse src file
main.c). Just as arguably exmh should not care and should merely parse
the output for having reasonable values.
In any case, one or the other ought to be fixed.
If glimpse is returning an error code despite having executed correctly (which
is the only way exmh has to check if it executed correctly -- there could be
bad data in the output), then this is a glimpse bug, which should probably be
reported to the glimpse mailing list at "firstname.lastname@example.org" or to the
webglimpse developers at <http://webglimpse.net/developers/submit.html>.