[greenstone-users] please--help needed installing/running greenstone 2.83 on mac OS X v6.4

From Jay Clark
DateTue Aug 24 03:34:45 2010
Subject [greenstone-users] please--help needed installing/running greenstone 2.83 on mac OS X v6.4
In-Reply-To (4C6F5D0A-4070807-visi-com)
Hi David,
Just as a matter of clarification, are you OS X 10.6.4 Snow Leopard?

About running Greenstone on a Mac: Yes, you will need to use the Terminal to start Greenstone each and every time you want to use it. It is fairly simple though.

- To open the Terminal, open your Applications folder, then the Utilities folder inside that. The Terminal app will be in that folder.
- In the Terminal, change directory to your Greenstone installation folder. ex: cd /Users/myusername/Greenstone
- To open the Greenstone Librarian Interface type: ./gli/gli.sh
The GLI will open and start the server, giving you two new items in your Dock. You can choose to Restart Library on the server window and it should automatically open the demo collection in your default web browser. Or you can open the Demo collection in the GLI and click Preview from the Create tab.

Hope that helps.

Thank you,
Jay Clark

MAF Learning Technologies

From: greenstone-users-bounces@list.scms.waikato.ac.nz [mailto:greenstone-users-bounces@list.scms.waikato.ac.nz] On Behalf Of David Lesniaski
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2010 10:59 PM
To: greenstone-users@list.scms.waikato.ac.nz
Subject: [greenstone-users] please--help needed installing/running greenstone 2.83 on mac OS X v6.4

I'm very sorry to bother you with this...but I have looked and looked and have not found any documentation or instructions I can understand about running greenstone on the mac.

I downloaded greenstone v 2.83 from the G download site, and then installed it on my mac, running OS X 6.4. All I did was click on the greenstone icon and followed the prompts (I let it install in the default folder.../users/myname/greenstone....), let it install the core system, image magick, ghostscript, and enabled the admin pages. This was exactly the same process when I installed on a Windows machine earlier today. However, there the similarity ends. The windows version just required one click to start the program--and it started and worked just fine. On the mac, I don't even know where to look; there is no icon anywhere I can find.

I looked at the readme file...and unless I'm really missing something obvious (which very well could be) there's nothing that tells how to start the program on the mac. I have been bouncing around various help pages and the documentation at the NZ site, but everything I find is pretty old, and the few things I find that are within the past year ... well, they feel as if I've walked into the middle of a conversation.

At this point I don't even know what I need to know. I get the feeling I'm supposed to know how to use the terminal program on the mac to ... ? do something? to ??? the gs2-server.sh file????

I'm new to the mac, and certainly don't know the tricks, but I've used practically every program on it that I've used on windows, from the usual office & open office suites to music composing software, and this is the first time I am completely lost. Indeed, up until now, everything has run absolutely smoothly. I thought complications like this happened only in windows!

So, any help anyone can give, please do. Feel free to reply privately to me at
if you don't want to clutter the list with stuff that probably everyone knows & has seen time and time again.

Thank you,

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