Re: [greenstone-users] Launching GLI under Linux

From John R. McPherson
DateWed, 13 Aug 2003 09:41:34 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Launching GLI under Linux
In-Reply-To (Pine-LNX-4-53-0308121325350-17383-ncsi-iisc-ernet-in)
Francis Jayakanth wrote:
> Hi:
> When you install GLI on a Linux system it creates a sub directory called
> 'gli' in your present working directory. you need to change directory (cd)
> to the 'gli' directory and then run the command, ./Gatherer. This will
> start the GLI. Ensure that you have installed JRE 1.4 or above before you
> install GLI. Also, you can access GLI only in the GUI mode
> and not in the command mode nor remotely. Hope it helps.

I'm not sure if it was entirely clear, but "JRE" means you need to
have a Java Runtime Environment (basically you need to have java) on
your linux machine.

I don't know if Red Hat has official packages for java. If not, you
can install Sun's java for linux from
You only need the Run Time (JRE) to run programs, and not the
Software Development Kit (SDK), which is a much bigger download.

There is another java implementation for linux, at

Both implementations are free-as-in-beer, but not free-as-in-liberty.

John McPherson