[greenstone-users] unable to build cds/isis collection

From Francis Jayakanth
DateFri, 13 Feb 2004 13:17:49 +0530 (IST)
Subject [greenstone-users] unable to build cds/isis collection
Dear List:

I'm trying to build a GSDl collection from a cds/isis database based on
the model for cds/isis database available at:


[Something is amiss with this collection because the search feature says
"Search for _idx_ which contain" instead of listing all the indexes

How should i go about in building a collection for the sample cds/isis
database, 'cds'.

I'm trying to build the collection in the command prompt. mkcol.pl command
goes through without any problem. After the first step I get into the
collect folder. my collection name is 'isis'. I'm using the 'cds'
sample database. I believe same database has been used to build a cds/isis
collection available at http://www.sadl.uleth.ca/nz/cgi-bin/library. After
I copy cds.mst and cds.fdt into import folder and execute the command perl
-S import.pl isis, following messages are displayed:

RecPlug: getting directory c:program filesgsdlcollectisisimport
RecPlug: CDS.MST
ISISPlug: Error: CDS.MST contains no text
RecPlug - CDS.FDT

import Complete

* 1 document was considered for processing
* 0 were processed and included in the collection
* 1 was rejected
See fail.log....

Isisgdl pop-up window comes up with the message:

This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shutdowm

Thanks in anticipation of your help.

- Francis