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Bug 98880 - htsearch hangs when entering search string with ()
htsearch hangs when entering search string with ()
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: htdig (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
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Blocks: CambridgeTarget
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Reported: 2003-07-09 16:15 EDT by Stijn Jonker
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-02 10:20:04 EDT
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This is where it goes wrong. (19.71 KB, text/plain)
2003-07-09 16:22 EDT, Stijn Jonker
no flags Details
Correct run (64.24 KB, text/plain)
2003-07-09 16:23 EDT, Stijn Jonker
no flags Details

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Description Stijn Jonker 2003-07-09 16:15:59 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1; MultiZilla
v1.4.0.3J) Gecko/20030225

Description of problem:
Although i compiled htdig from the source RPM with slightly diffrent paths. 

I quickly confirmed is with the "official" raw hide version also.

When entering an search string with () in there it hangs short list:
String =  result
"()"=hang, "("=hang, ")"=hang, "() a"=ok, "()a"=ok, "a ()"=hang, "a()"=hang, "a
)"=hang, "a)"=hang, "a("=hang, "a)"=hang, "( a"=ok,
"( a )"=hang,"a ("=hang

P.s. off course enter them without the quotes.

I'll include an logfile of strace -f -F -o <file> htsearch -c

Where <file> will be htsearch-hang.txt & htsearch-ok.txt

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start htsearch, either on command line, or through webform
2. enter ()
3. hangs.

Actual Results:  Hangs, waited 5 minutes for it. classified as hang. ;-)

Expected Results:  Returned search result or syntax error, or not found.

Additional info: Maybe security related?
Comment 1 Stijn Jonker 2003-07-09 16:17:02 EDT
Might offcourse also apply to RH9, my actual platform.
Comment 2 Stijn Jonker 2003-07-09 16:22:45 EDT
Created attachment 92850 [details]
This is where it goes wrong.

You see as the last entry the line in regards to bad_words. But this exact
issues happens at the correct run also. The input i gave here was "()". 

I guess last time i didn't wait the full 5 minutes, because this time it was
killed by the alarm signal.
Comment 3 Stijn Jonker 2003-07-09 16:23:49 EDT
Created attachment 92851 [details]
Correct run

This is a normal search. it works fine.
Comment 4 Phil Knirsch 2003-09-02 10:06:48 EDT
Thats because the common_dir has changed to /usr/share/htdig from

You can either set thae common_dir in the htdig.conf yourself or create a
symlink from /usrH/share/htdig to /var/www/html/htdig.

It's fixed in the latest enterprise version.

Read ya, Phil

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 88746 ***
Comment 5 Stijn Jonker 2003-09-02 10:13:14 EDT
This might fix the empty page, but it doesn't fix the hang here. Is there a way
i can test the enterprise version of htdig, as i'm on RH 9.0.

Comment 6 Phil Knirsch 2003-09-02 10:20:04 EDT
I'll put the srpm on


from which a simple rebuild should do the job.

I've tested your examples which hung for you an they worked fine on my latest
package for the enterprise version.

Read ya, Phil

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