[ANN] Ferret 0.11.2-rc3 released


#1

Hey guys,

I’ve just removed the -fno-stack-protector flag from the release so
those who had trouble because of this should now be able to install
0.11.2-rc3. If you have any problems with this release, please let me
ASAP.

Cheers,
Dave


#2

Hi Dave,

as per your request, a script to reproduce the errors I reported
earlier.

http://johnleach.co.uk/downloads/ruby/ferret/ferret_killer1.rb

in one terminal run: ferret_killer1.rb index
in another terminal: ferret_killer1.rb search

it will create and overwrite an index called pwd/ferret_killer/

on my i686 Ubuntu Edgy box and my i686 Ubuntu Dapper box (different
hardware), I get Segfaults on both indexer and searcher, and a bunch of
other random bugs (EOF, file not found etc.)

tested with 0.10.14 and 0.11.2-rc3

Hope this helps!

John.

http://johnleach.co.uk


#3

On 2/28/07, John L. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

it will create and overwrite an index called pwd/ferret_killer/

on my i686 Ubuntu Edgy box and my i686 Ubuntu Dapper box (different
hardware), I get Segfaults on both indexer and searcher, and a bunch of
other random bugs (EOF, file not found etc.)

tested with 0.10.14 and 0.11.2-rc3

Hope this helps!

Thats great thanks John. I’ll let you know when I’ve fixed it.


#4

David B. wrote:

Hey guys,

I’ve just removed the -fno-stack-protector flag from the release so
those who had trouble because of this should now be able to install
0.11.2-rc3. If you have any problems with this release, please let me
ASAP.

Cheers,
Dave

Dave,

Thanks for getting out this release. Unfortunately, I am still seeing
some crashing w/r/t ferret:

/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/ferret-0.11.2/lib/ferret/index.rb:384: [BUG]
Segmentation fault
ruby 1.8.4 (2005-12-24) [i486-linux]

This is a Rails site that has multiple servers (mongrel) and also
multiple background processes that access the same index. I was under
the assumption that this new version was supposed to fix these issues,
but perhaps that is not true? This is an ubuntu box.

Thanks for your help!

-Andy


#5

On 3/1/07, Andy R. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

multiple background processes that access the same index. I was under
the assumption that this new version was supposed to fix these issues,
but perhaps that is not true? This is an ubuntu box.

Thanks for your help!

Hi Andy, I wish that is was just one or two problems to fix but there
are still a few issues. If you can reproduce this bug in a self
contained test it would be really helpful.

Cheers,
Dave