Re: [greenstone-users] Newbie question

From Sharon Foster
DateFri, 22 Jun 2007 14:09:45 -0400
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Newbie question
In-Reply-To (467C0D45-4010104-yale-edu)
Yes, I should have said "upload the same directories that I burned to
the CD, minus the server.exe file and the cfg files..."

Well, that is unfortunate that there is no relatively straightforward
port of a built library to another server. I imagine we could submit
our projects to the professor on CD, but that's no fun if our
classmates can't see it.

On 6/22/07, Arthur R. Belanger <> wrote:
> Sharon,
> The installation manual describes both the local library and the web
> library
> (
> The local library has a builtin webserver and thus will not work through
> apache. You will need the web library to be installed on the webserver
> with apache. You will have to make the changes described in the
> installation manual to apache's configuration file. Your web hosting
> service provider may not allow users to make configuration changes as
> they can affect all users. This may be different if they run a separate
> instance of apache for each user. You should read through the web
> library instructions and contact your hosting service to discuss
> installation.
> Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
> Sharon Foster wrote:
> > Hello, all!
> >
> > I am a library science student at Southern Connecticut State
> > University, taking a course on Digital Libraries this summer. I would
> > like to use Greenstone to build my final project for the class, but
> > I'm stumped as to how to export my library to an external web server.
> >
> > I installed Greenstone on my Windows XP machine as a "local" library,
> > pulled a few PDFs off the web, and built a library just as a learning
> > exercise. I burned it to a CD and took it over to another computer and
> > ran it there. So far so good. But I don't want to serve it to the web
> > from my home computer. I want to port it to a web host running Apache
> > where I already have an account. For some reason this exercise is not
> > explicitly described in the Greenstone documentation that I have been
> > able to find so far. I was beginning to think that maybe I should have
> > installed it as a web library to begin with but, no, the wiki says:
> >
> > "Please note that the local library is quite capable of serving
> > Greenstone collections over a local area network or the web (despite
> > its rather misleading name)."
> >
> > Just to give you an idea of my current level of understanding, I'm new
> > to Apache, and new to Java, but I was an embedded software developer
> > before I joined the library world. I *think* what I have to do is
> > upload the same directories that I burned to the CD to my webspace,
> > create a couple of configuration files, and do some Apache command
> > line "magic," but the instructions in the Greenstone documentation are
> > a little sketchy to someone with no previous Java or Apache
> > experience.
> >
> > I don't expect anyone to post a step-by-step instruction here on the
> > list, but if you could point me to the current, best online
> > documentation, I'd be very grateful. And so would several of my
> > classmates.
> >
> > Sharon
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Sharon M. Foster
F/OSS Evangelist
Cheshire Public Library
104 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410

Any opinions expressed here are entirely my own.