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Re: [swish-e] tracking ppthtml coredumps

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)>
Date: Thu Aug 14 2008 - 09:26:12 GMT
Erik van Duren wrote on 8/14/08 2:16 AM:
> Hi there,
> With every spider run I see ppthtml.bin dumping core. I guess this behaviour is
> triggered by the same file every night. I'm now trying to find a way to find
> out which file is causing ppthtml to crash. Analysing he core file only shows a
> temporary file with a randomly generated name. Does anybody have any idea about
> how to do this? Is there a way to change the spider's behaviour to saving
> temporary files with their original names instead of auto-generated ones (and
> then running the tools on that)? Is there way to create logging linking the
> results of tools like ppthtml to the names (or even better: URL's) of files
> being parsed?
> I have "fair" knowledge of perl, but couldn't find a way to make the routines
> calling ppthtml or other external tools log the information I'm looking for...

check the SPIDER_DEBUG env var option for It's in the docs.

Peter Karman  .  .  peter(at)
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Received on Thu Aug 14 05:26:15 2008