Lycos Beta Test
The Lycos/Pursuit source code for the web indexer and explorer is now available. The current release is
Lycos 0.9beta2 6-sep-94.
The README file describes
briefly how to unpack, compile and install Lycos/Pursuit.
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- [Fixed in Lycos 0.9beta2 6-sep-94] Thanks to William Kearns MHLP-CSC
The original pinvert and pursuit programs were case senstive in
locating start and end document tags (e.g. and ). The
first bug fix replaces several streq() calls with strfoldeq() calls.
- [Fixed in Lycos 0.9beta2 6-sep-94] Thanks to Chris Colomb
I omitted the pursuit-beta script and compile-scoutget in the original
- [Fix not yet released] Thanks to
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 1994 16:49:01 -0500 (EST)
From: Steve Durgin
I found a pretty serious bug for non-Sun systems. I'm running a small
Lycos server on my Silicon Graphics Indigo R3000 machine running Irix
4.0.5F. The bug is in pbuild.c in the put_word function. After hours of
testing, I found out that any 3 letter queries failed. Well, turns out that
pbuild was writing the word in the wrong place somehow. I tracked it down
put_word (word, file)
unsigned long word;
If you change the buf definition to an unsigned character, it works. It
seems this problem doesn't occur on the Sun as I've done three-letter
searches on your server before.
Last updated 12-Dec-94