Re: [greenstone-users] Collection Copies

From John R. McPherson
DateThu, 25 Sep 2003 09:10:03 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Collection Copies
In-Reply-To (0D99507D-0F9AFD23-009DF3CF-netscape-net)
On Wed, Sep 24, 2003 at 11:44:22AM -0400, Harold Rugama wrote:

> put them into the main collection. I want to make or build the
> collection in one computer and then copy the collection into the
> another computer that I use as a Web Server. Is that possible??? And
> Works???

> Is also possible to copy and Collection build in Windows into
> Linux???? Does it works fine???

Yes, you can copy collections between greenstone installations fine.
There are a couple of caveats though:

1) the directories have to have the same name... if you rename the directory
after copying it, then strange things will happen

2) Metadata is stored in the GDBM format, which is endian specific. What this
means is you can't copy a collection built on a little-endian computer (such
as intel) onto a big-endian computer (such as apple mac). Copying from
Windows to Linux on Intel will be fine.

> My collection is formed by PDF file that contains only images. It
> possible to disable the PDF text extractor plugin and let the
> Greenstone software to search only in the metadata information made
> by the Organizer software?

You can modify your collection config file to tell it not to create an
index on the extracted text. The default says "indexes .document:text" or
something similar - that means create an index on the extracted text.
This is covered in the Greenstone Users Guide.

Hope this helps
John McPherson