[greenstone-users] Lock-ups with Apple ._ and .DS Files

From cipher
DateSat Aug 9 02:37:55 2008
Subject [greenstone-users] Lock-ups with Apple ._ and .DS Files
We are currently using Greenstone on a 64 bit Suse Linux Enterprise
Server version 10. The Server is an HP Proliant with 2 500GB SATA
drives (Mirrored using software Raid) 2GB Memory and a Xeon Processor.
However when uploading images from an Apple Mac The Librarian
Interface keeps freezing. I've checked ImageMagick and the convert
command works fine from command line and in all other respects the
Server system is very fast.

The thing Im seeing is that resource forks and thumbs.db files seem to
cause the imageplug to spend huge amounts of time trying to convert
them to thumbnails. I removed the plugin ran the Create command and
the process was finished in about 3 seconds. This is obviously because
the Image Plugin isnt trying to convert the said ._* and .DS files. I
reinstalled the Plug-in with maxfilesize (I cant see the option but I
think it was something like that) which should filter all the little
hidden files in a Mac folder and any thumbs.db files in Windows
Folders. ANy files under 50K is what I set.

Oddly the Mac Java client didnt allow me to do any of this. I had to
connect with a VMware windows client running the Librarian Interface.
So far the 'complete rebuild' is working quite quickly and I will know
later on today (I hope) whether the ImagePlug config change has
worked. What I have noticed though is that while search works from a
Browser for files already up, keywords, date, occasion, persons,
where, caption no longer reference any Thumbnails. Possibly the
rebuild will fix this?

Has anyone had similar issues with Apple Clients before?

Could anyone advise on what best settings are for Imageplug and do I
need to set the other plugins to get the xml data which was created
during the enrichment of earlier content? Unfortunately while Im Unix
literate and can do windows/mac etc, Im new to Greenstone.
I had used something similar called Photo Organiser by Balint Kis
before but our librarians advocated GSDL as better.

Kris Pate