#259 htdig.exe refuses to run on Cygwin

htdig (103)

htdig.exe crashes with DB2 error. Permissions are fine
and the script is being run as administrator. Both 3.1.6
and 3.2.* report this problem with the latest version of

I've also tried clearing everything inside db directory in
vain. It does create db.docdb and wordlist.new file and
then bombs out.

$ rundig
DB2 problem...: PANIC: Invalid argument
DB2 problem...: /opt/www/htdig/db/db.docdb: write failed
for page 1
htdig: Unable to open/create document
database '/opt/www/htdig/db/db.docdb'

htmerge: Unable to open word list
file '/opt/www/htdig/db/db.wordlist'.
Did you index anything?
Check your config file and try running htdig again.

DB2 problem...: /opt/www/htdig/db/db.docdb: dirty flag
set for readonly file pa
DB2 problem...: /opt/www/htdig/db/db.docdb: close: 2
blocks left pinned


  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    maybe because it's linux only, Cygwin is windoze.. and it
    blows... linux only means linux only... :)

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    You can try these binaries:

    If they don't work, too, then your CygWin is broken,
    otherwise please post some more information about your
    CygWin-version, Windows and your configure-options, so it
    is much easier to debug ...

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I've successfully compiled and run cygwin on WIn XP before
    successfully. But now it bombs out with DB2 errors with the
    latest version of Cygwin.


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