RE: [greenstone-devel] configuration problem

DateSat, 7 Jan 2006 20:36:51 +0930
Subject RE: [greenstone-devel] configuration problem
I am pretty sure you just have to rebuild on the machine the collection is being transfered to.
This is because of differences in the processors on each machine. Specifically big-endian vs. Little-endian; check wikipedia for the details, but the upshot is you have to rebuild when moving architectures. (ppc->IA32 in this case)

let of know how you go.


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Subject:[greenstone-devel] configuration problem
From:Rich Robinson <>
Date:07/01/2006 9:28 am


In the past I prepared my Greenstone collection on a local Windows
computer, then FTP'd to a Unix box. No problem.

I've moved over to working on Mac OSX 10.3.9, Greenstone 2.6.2. As usual, I zipped the collection and unzipped it on the Unix box, but it's not showing properly. Just to be sure, I upgraded the Windows version of Greenstone to 2.6.2. Still no go. What happens is:

I get a generic "Greenstone Digital Library Software" page, which
includes a link into my collection. I click on that link, and the
only button that shows in the bar is "search". All my browse buttons are not showing. I did make sure the main "images" directory on the Unix box had all the images I've been using, and have made sure the macros directory likewise has all macros such as

It also has a sentence, "This collection contains 94 documents. It
was last built 0 days ago."

The description I wrote that should show up on this page is not there.

Searching does not locate any matches.

I have checked the gsdlsite.cfg and main.cfg files. Can you help me narrow down where the problem lies?

The collection is at



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