Re: [greenstone-users] problem building a collection of web pages withcollector

From Michael Dewsnip
DateMon, 10 Jan 2005 11:48:59 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] problem building a collection of web pages withcollector
In-Reply-To (1104986870-41dcc2f659cf9-lakshmi-info-science-uiowa-edu)
Hi Padmini,

Are you behind a proxy? (Do you have to enter a username and password to
surf the web?) This can cause problems like those you describe.

We no longer recommend that people use the Collector -- please use the
Greenstone Librarian Interface (GLI) instead. The GLI is much more
powerful and easy to use, and you can use the "Mirror" pane to download
documents from a web site to build into a collection.

You can run the GLI by running in the "gli" subdirectory of your
Greenstone installation.



Padmini Srinivasan wrote:

>Dear Greenstone users,
>I have installed greenstone on both linux and OSX platforms. I am trying the
>web based collector. I am able to build a collection if the documents reside
>on the same machine as the greenstone collector. However, what I want to do is
>to collect and index documents from a web site. I have made sure that the
>documents are reachable through a straight URL on a browser. But always the
>collector says:
>"One or more of the input sources you specified is unavailable (marked X
>It does not even work if I use the http:// method to refer to even the documents
>that are on the Greenstone machine.
>Any assistance would be much appreciated.
>Thanks - and have a great New Year.
>Padmini Srinivasan
>University of Iowa.
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