[greenstone-users] Greenstone installation/configuration

From Gordon Bertrand
DateMon, 16 Jan 2006 14:03:27 -0800
Subject [greenstone-users] Greenstone installation/configuration
Hello all,

I've just completed my first Greenstone installation, running from our
library's web server, and I have a few questions regarding the use of
the GLI. I've searched through the message archives on these topics but
still had questions:

1) GLI Applet
I'm running Greenstone on a Windows server using an old version of
O'Reilley's Web Site (soon to be upgraded to apache). In a perfect world
I would like our library to be able to develop collections via a web
interface so that I don't need to install copies of Greenstone on
individual machine. From my reading it would seem that the GLI Applet
could accomplish this however, it would seem that the applet is only
compatible with UNIX-based machines. Is this still the case?

2) Mapping drive
In lieu of using the GLI Applet I though about installing Greenstone on
individual librarian computers and mapping a drive to the 'collect'
directory on the web server (a viable alternative). I read that mapping
a drive in conjunction with the '-collectdir' option on the command line
would accomplish this. However, in practice, the remote drive is
recognized by Greenstone but when a user build a collection not all the
files are placed on the server. Again, I'm wondering if this approach is
workable and if perhaps it requires additional configuration (beyond the
-colldir switch) in order to work?

3) ImageMagik
When serving collections from a web server is ImageMagik required on the
web server?

Thank you for any assistance.


Gordon Bertrand
Systems Librarian
Angus L. Macdonald Library
St. Francis Xavier University
Antigonish, NS, Canada