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Re: New version: swish-e-1.3.2-PHRASEo.tar.gz

From: Jose Manuel Ruiz <jmruiz(at)>
Date: Fri Jun 16 2000 - 11:36:10 GMT

I found your bug...

The problem is as follows...

Affter the header are stored the offsets to the words.
The header consists of lines begining with # (char 35)
and ending with '\n'.

In your test sample the first offset is 42019 wich is 
a long coded in a portable format of four chars: 35 164 0 0:


As you can see the first char is 35!!! So when searching,
the function is reading this first offset as a line of the

This does not happen in AIX and Solaris because I have 
a different format in time and the "# Indexed on:!" header
field is three chars longer. So the first offset is 42022
wich is stored as 38 164 0 0.

This means that if you just add or remove a char in the config
file the first offset changes and you can find the problem!!!

To fix it I will add a null char at the end of the header to
delimite it easily.

I will put the fix in a copule of hours. It is really easy
to fix but hard to find!!

have a nice day

Jose Ruiz
Received on Fri Jun 16 07:38:52 2000