freewais and WWWWais

Achim Jung (
Mon, 13 Jun 1994 23:04:24 +0200

Last week I tried to install WWWWais on
Compilation and installation worked fine ... BUT:

freewais creates corrupt index-files :-(((

(Happens on version 0.202 und 0.3 ! (with HP-UX 9.01))

The indexing was done by

find $top_dir/* -name "*.html" -print | xargs \
waisindex -d $index -a -t URL $top_dir $top_url

whereas the vars are set to:

top_dir document-root
top_url URL zum document-root
index Name des Index

The first waisindex was called by "-export" rathen than "-a".
(This will overwrite an existing index.)

>From the beginning of indexing this warning appears:
Warning: couldn't open /usr/proj/infosys/wais-db/html.syn - translation disabled
(Here: $index = /usr/proj/infosys/wais-db/html )
The created index only works for very few words. In most cases freewais doesn`t find
any hits or dumps core :-(

Now I`ve done this before indexing:
touch /usr/proj/infosys/wais-db/html.syn
After some time of indexing (does not depent on the order of the indexed files) this
error-message appears:
100: Total word count for dictionary is: 15929
-1: total_word_count not found in dictionary. This is either an error, or the database is old. 0 out of 1

Needless to say that freewais sucks like above :-(

Can anybodey tell me what I`ve done wrong???
I`m using freewais in some other cases where it works fine ...

Ciao, Achim
Achim Jung IRC: Flops