[greenstone-users] Re: [greenstone-devel] Problem setting up environment on fedora 8 tobuild Greenstone3 collections remotely

From Oran of Greenstone Team
DateThu May 1 09:50:17 2008
Subject [greenstone-users] Re: [greenstone-devel] Problem setting up environment on fedora 8 tobuild Greenstone3 collections remotely
In-Reply-To (2b66bb240804291818o48c3b3a3ie869a15ced6b4a15-mail-gmail-com)
Hi Ifi,

Looks like the URL you're using isn't properly mapping to the
gliserver4gs3.pl file. Is the web server set up with a cgi-bin
directory? you should have a line like this in httpd.conf:
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/etc/httpd/cgi-bin/"

If so, the directory given as the second argument to ScriptAlias (in my
case '/etc/httpd/cgi-bin') is where the .pl file should go.

If not, you need to add this line to httpd.conf first (should also work
in .htaccess), plus a Directory block like this:
<Directory "/etc/httpd/cgi-bin">
AllowOverride None
Options FollowSymLinks
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

Kind Regards,

Ifi Okoye wrote:
> Hi..
> I'm trying to install the remote Greenstone3 building functionality on
> a server.
> But I keep getting stuck here:
> Visit
> http://<your-machine-name>:<port>/greenstone3/cgi-bin/gliserver4gs3.pl?cmd=check-installation
> in a web browser. You should get a message saying "Java found" and
> "Installation OK!". If you get a message saying "Java failed", check
> that the Java run-time is installed and on the webserver's path. If
> you get a "500 Internal Server Error", check the error log of your
> webserver for the cause.
> Important: You cannot continue with these instructions until this is
> successful, as nothing will work without it!
> I keep getting a 404 - resource not available error......I've checked
> and the files and directories are readable and executable by everyone.
> meanwhile the directions
> (http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/Remote_Greenstone3) say to
> go to the cgi-bin directory...I'm assuming its the cgi directory...
> gliserver4gs3.pl is there...but I cant seem to access it.....
> And my installation is ok (...http://mpdl.mcs.csueastbay.edu/greenstone3)
> All suggestions for a workaround are very welcome
> --ifi
> *
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