Thanks very much for your reply.  I erased db.log from the db directory and this did indeed solve the problem.  Thanks very much for your help.
 
Malka Cymbalista
Webmaster, Weizmann Institute of Science
malki.cymbalista@weizmann.ac.il
08-934-3036

>>> On 4/13/2007 at 11:23 PM, in message <8D4A69EA-852E-44A2-B623-7ADE15F10EB9@yggdrasill.net>, Jim Cole <lists@yggdrasill.net> wrote:wrote on
>
> The error message you are seeing does indicate a problem with your 
> url log file. If you do not have a url_log entry in your config file, 
> then htdig would fall back to the default value. That should result 
> in a file named db.log in your database directory. This assumes you 
> have not changed database_base, as the default is actually $
> {database_base}.log. You will need to remove this file in order to 
> resolve the problem you are encountering.
>
> Jim
>
> On Apr 11, 2007, at 9:19 AM, Malka Cymbalista wrote:
>
>> Thanks for the answer. There is no line
>> url_log: somefile
>> in my htdig.conf file.  The logfiles are set in the rundig script.  
>> I created a new logs directory and ran rundig again and got the 
>> same results.
>>
>> Malka Cymbalista
>> Webmaster, Weizmann Institute of Science
>> malki.cymbalista@weizmann.ac.il
>> 08-934-3036
>>
>> >>> On 4/11/2007 at 6:01 PM, in message 
>> <3d87abaf0704110801m59557ae9xfafdf9d675dd8435@mail.gmail.com>, 
>> "Denis Morozov" <dmorozov@gmail.com> wrote:wrote on
>> >
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > Please search your htdig.conf for the line containing text
>> >
>> > url_log: somefile
>> >
>> > Then look for the file mentioned in this line and try to remove 
>> it (but
>> > make a backup copy before). Then rerun the rundig script.
>> >
>> > Denis Morozov.
>> >
>> > On 4/11/07, Malka Cymbalista <Malki.Cymbalista@weizmann.ac.il> 
>> wrote:
>> > I have been running htdig 3.1.6 on a Sun Solaris machine for several
>> > years and everything was going well. Recently, when I run the rundig
>> > script, I get the following error:
>> >
>> > Assertion failed: l && buffer[l -1] == '\n', file Retriever.cc, 
>> line 79
>> > Abort
>>
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