RE: [greenstone-users] Image Display ImagePlug PDFPlug

From Laura Sheble
DateFri, 13 Jun 2003 11:29:10 -0400
Subject RE: [greenstone-users] Image Display ImagePlug PDFPlug
Update on the Image Display issues: The Image display issues I was having
were a result of an X Windows session not being called up on the server.
>From what I understand the Gimp/ software manipulation tools were not able
to process the images without an X windows session. With the correct format
strings in the collect.cfg file, I am now able to pull up images imported
with the ImagePlug from within Greenstone!!

I have yet to work more with the PDFPlug.


-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of
Laura Sheble
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 4:48 PM
To: Greenstone-Users
Subject: [greenstone-users] Image Display ImagePlug PDFPlug

Greenstone is up and running (mostly) on our Solaris 2.8 webserver.
However, I am having some problems with image display, and using the
ImagePlug & PDFPlug.

The first problem is that images are not displayed. I am getting the "Dummy
text to sidestep display bug" error on the document page. Here is an
example of an archives xml.doc from one of my test runs:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no" ?>
<!DOCTYPE Archive (View Source for full doctype...)>
- <Archive>
- <Section>
- <Description>
<Metadata name="gsdldoctype">indexed_doc</Metadata>
<Metadata name="Image">paulhed.jpg</Metadata>
<Metadata name="Source">paulhed.jpg</Metadata>
<Metadata name="ImageType">unknown</Metadata>
<Metadata name="ImageWidth">unknown</Metadata>
<Metadata name="ImageHeight">unknown</Metadata>
<Metadata name="ImageSize">unknown</Metadata>
<Metadata name="Identifier">D0</Metadata>
<Metadata name="gsdlassocfile">paulhed.jpg:image/unknown:</Metadata>
<Metadata name="assocfilepath">D0.dir</Metadata>
<Content>Dummy text to sidestep display bug.</Content>

I also have had no luck with the convert to HTML portion of the PDFPlug. No
images were created/ available for display.

Some ideas:
Would the fact that I am using SSH2 to the server affect the image
manipulation properties of some of the underlying software (i.e. gimp, gtk,

Does Xvfb need to be available?

Thank you for your insight!


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