[greenstone-users] repeated : Greenstone server immediate crash by clicking on link

From Egbert de Smet
DateTue, 17 Apr 2007 13:47:40 +0100
Subject [greenstone-users] repeated : Greenstone server immediate crash by clicking on link

Hi all,


Since my previous question did not get any replies or suggestions, let me rephrase it here : how can a simple URL, generated by the solution given in the Greenstone documentation on creating links from a document display, make the GSDL server crash immediately ? A sample of such a URL is :

and it is created by the display script (in extra.dm of my collection lorinasp) as given in the ‘Customizing collections’ WIKI pages.

The links are correctly created in the display and my Greenstone is otherwise working without errors or problems…

But clicking on the link with the URL above immediately makes the GSDL server crash (disappear) so the page cannot be found or displayed.

No error messages can be traced on screen or in the logs. I’m using GSDL 2.72 on a Windows XP machine.


I repeat for completeness’ sake my original message to this list of 3rd of April.


“Hyperlinks for mutiple metadata values : immediate shutdown

      of Greenstone server”


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Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2007 16:29:02 +0200

From: "Egbert.deSmet" <egbert.desmet@ua.ac.be>

Subject: [greenstone-users] hyperlinks for mutiple metadata values :

      immediate shutdown of Greenstone server

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Has anybody succesfully implemented the instructions found on the page http://greenstone.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Customizing_collections

  in the section "How can I hyperlink individual metadata elements ?"

I have followed all instructions, i.e. the second set by Katherine Don - as these are more recent and apply to v.2.72 which I'm using on Windows .  I get a nice display of all metadata values as a link, but the URL created within these links causes my local GSDL server immediately to shutdown ! Of course no result page then can be seen (using Firefox).

Here is an example of a URL created :


where 'MEERU' is the metadata value which is indexed in the index LE of the collection 'lorinasp' and the idea is indeed to retrieve all documents which have this metadata. So the URL seems o.k.

No logging of the problem can be found in the Greenstone folder even when logging is on.

Any ideas or suggestions ?

Egbert (INASP)