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Operating system dependant bug in SRS ?

Ray Wang wangr000 at mh.us.sbphrd.com
Thu Nov 6 15:45:17 EST 1997

Guy Bottu wrote:
> SRS 5 shows some curious and unpleasant misbehaviour :
> when I do a search in the EMBL databank and select one or more
> "Include in list" checkboxes, the first entry appears correct, but
> after the name of the second entry everything is blank.
> wgetz at the command line displays a Segmentation fault message.
> The view manager gives an entirely empty screen.
> This misbehaviour occurs with EMBL, but not with GENBANK, SWISSPROT
> or PIR. Furthermore, I checked all the public SRS 5 servers and found
> that only some show the same problem :
> Institut Pasteur, SEQNET, OUMBCD, Weizmann Institute and of course
> Others do not have the problem :
> Peking University, Sanger Centre and WEHI
> I wonder if there is the problem is not dependant on some detail in
> the icarus code and on the operating system. It would be intersting
> if we knew the operating systems on which all these SRS servers are
> running. I will send this message as E-mail to the SRS server managers.
> We at BEN are using OSF/1 4.0
>         Guy Bottu

We are running Sun Solaris 2.5, and don't have such a problem.


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