Next to Jim Hart's helpful e-mail, the 2.83 Release Notes also have
instructions on how to run the Greenstone installer and, once installed,
the server and librarian interface of Greenstone. Please see:
2. Also see
which has general instructions on how to use the Terminal of your Mac OS.
If you're still having difficulties, please write back.
John Lawrence wrote:
> Dear Fellow Users,
> I am interested in looking at Greenstone as a multimedia repository for
> a project that I am working on. I love and support the concept of OSS
> however I am a technical/programmer dunce! I don't know how to perform a
> build, compile a program and if the program that I download doesn't come
> with a nice install pkg (meaning I click a button and it installs) I am
> at a loss as to how to proceed.
> I am looking to install Greenstone 2.83 on my home computer, a late 2010
> MacBook Pro w/4GB RAM, 2.53 GHz i5 INTEL processor and 500GB HD. I've
> downloaded the software from Sourceforge and have run the install
> program for my Mac however I'm not seeing any GUI interface or easy
> "Program" icon to click on. I am currently running MAC OSX 10.6.5,
> Firefox 4.0b8, latest Apache server and XAMPP. When I click on the
> "/Greenstone/apache-httpd/darwin/htdocs/index.html I receive a "It
> Works!" message but again no user interface.
> Any assistance would be appreciated for a technical dummy. I would love
> to learn how to install this, and similar OSS so I would appreciate you
> walking me through it rather than doing it for me remotely. I have
> access to videoconferencing software, SKYPE, and iCHAT.
> John Lawrence
> E-mail: email@example.com
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