[greenstone-devel] [Fwd: Re: Mirroring with GLI]

From John M Thompson
DateMon, 04 Aug 2003 10:24:19 +1200
Subject [greenstone-devel] [Fwd: Re: Mirroring with GLI]
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Mirroring with GLI
Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2003 09:38:29 +1200
From: John M Thompson <jmt12@cs.waikato.ac.nz>
To: jtrott@mrds.org
References: <000301c35947$6c26d460$0200a8c0@mrdsseattle>

Hi Jim,

I'm afraid the help pages are a bit out of date, and the -mirror method
doesn't work anymore. Your second attempt is the correct way to enable
mirroring, ie edit the config.xml. Once you have done that you should be
able to start a new collection and see the browse/mirror tabs. Each
collection remembers its workflow settings and so won't display the
aforementioned views.

However, just as the help is out of date, the browse/mirror modules are
also quite old. I haven't even looked at the code for them for several
months and it appears, by your enclosed error, that I've gone and broken

But don't despair! I've had so many requests on how to use this part of
GLI that it is currently at the top of my list of things to do, so I
should get on to fixing it this week.

John T
Greenstone Digital Library, University of Waikato,
New Zealand

Jim Trott wrote:

>I am really liking the GLI utility. Very helpful.
>I stumbled across Hunt and Mirror and wondered how to be able to use it.
>I am using Greenstone 2.40 on a Windows XP Professional computer.
>The help file says you have to use the
> -mirror
>Argument. I tried it in the command line and changing the gatherer.bat file.
>Neither worked.
>Next, I modified the GLIconfig.xml file:
> I changed workflow.mirror argument to TRUE.
>This brought up the Mirror tab (tho not the Hunt tab mentioned in the help
>It also caused the following Java error, reported in the Command Prompt box:
> java.lang.NullPointerException
> at org.greenstone.gatherer.gui.GUIManager.afterDisplay(GUIMana39)
> at org.greenstone.gatherer.Gatherer.run(Gatherer.java:268)
> at org.greenstone.gatherer.Gatherer.main(Gatherer.java:532)
>When I tried entering a URL and downloading, nothing happens
>What am I missing?
>Jim Trott