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

From Oran of Greenstone Team
DateThu May 1 12:06:19 2008
Subject [greenstone-devel] Problem setting up environment on fedora 8 tobuild Greenstone3 collections remotely
In-Reply-To (4818E993-5090000-cs-waikato-ac-nz)
Hi again,

Sorry I answered that question in Greenstone2 mode - should have twigged
from the name of the pl file. Please refer to Quan's answer as she was
the one who created the Greenstone3 remote building stuff.

Oran Fry.

Oran of Greenstone Team wrote:
> 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
> </Directory>
> Kind Regards,
> Oran.
> 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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