Re: [greenstone-users] Build fails on large document

From Stefan Boddie
DateTue, 2 Sep 2003 09:17:17 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Build fails on large document
In-Reply-To (1062411723-1066-11-camel-sys033-bodley-ox-ac-uk)
Hi Richard,

Near the top of gsdl/perllib/ is the following line which sets
the maximum allowable document size to 12 Mb.

$maxdocsize = 12000;

If you change this to some suitably large value it should solve your
problem. I'm not sure exactly why this limitation is applied though I think
it might simply be to prevent MG from consuming too much memory. A modern PC
could no doubt cope with setting this value to something much larger though.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Gartner" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 10:22 PM
Subject: [greenstone-users] Build fails on large document

> Hello everyone,
> I'm trying to build a collection of largish documents (about 65MB) full
> of OCR'd text: the build fails during the "creating index directory"
> phase with the error: "mg_passes : The document is in excess of 12288000
> chars long". Is there a system limit to document length, and if so is
> there any way to get around it?
> Thanks
> Richard
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