I have GS installed in both environments, Windows and Linux. I have to say
that GS runs better in Linux. Windows and IIS will bring you a lot of
problems if you are going to use lucene indexer. If you are planning to use
mg or mgpp, linux or windows is the same.
you are trying to upgrade from 2.73 to 2.80 on Linux. So, no problem.
Install the new version in a separate folder (ie /usr/local/gsdl2.80) and
then move (or copy) contents of collect folder to
/usr/local/gsdl2.80/collect and thats all.
This way you can have a first approach to test if the new version is working
with your old collections. Run a few searches, open documents, etc to check
Then go to "make up". You only have to take care if you had modified macro
files because you have to add these modifications to
/usr/local/gsdl2.80/macros. I think there is no much changes in macro files
from 2.73 to 2.80 so you can try coping your old macro files to the new
macro files folder and check what you get (make a backup of your new macro
Remember to copy any modified (or added) images you have in images folder.
You should also check your old main.cfg file to reflect the changes to your
new main.cfg file.
Ask me if you have any questions.
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Enviado el: martes, 09 de septiembre de 2008 16:43
Asunto: [Fwd: Re: [greenstone-users] Linux upgrade advice]
No, I don't believe you have any concerns there. There is little doubt that
GS runs very well on Linux. My question was a very practical one - the only
Manual info I can find on updating/upgrading refers mainly to Windows whose
users would do everything from the GUI. Instead I'm working more directly
from 'inside' as Linux users tend to do, and I'm not exactly sure what to do
for the upgrade, that's all. Rest easy!
> I have been monitoring the list for a few weeks since we are starting
> a digitalization project here at our library, and I had finally
> decided to use Greenstone . However, nearly all of the servers we use
> are Linux, and my general impression from the Greenstone web site was
> that Greenstone ran well on Linux. Is that not the case? If it
> doesn't, or it's MS Windows-centric, then before we proceed any
> further I need to look for a different application.
> Appreciate any responses.
> Greg Lawson
> Rolling Hills Consolidated Library
> 1912 N. Belt Highway
> St. Joseph, MO 64506
> 816-232-5479 x2303
> Julian Fox wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> ... All the descriptions I find are to do with Windows... Basically
>> I don't do Windows!
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