[greenstone-users] Introduction and install errors

From Kerim Friedman
DateThu Dec 20 13:19:25 2007
Subject [greenstone-users] Introduction and install errors
In-Reply-To (FDFFBBC7-38C4-4E70-823B-C5091CEF9C3E-dlconsulting-com)
Thanks to Qiu and Stefan for getting back to me and offering to help.
Yes, I believe that this is Solaris, not Linux - so that might explain
things.

I will start over using the SVN instructions and report back on the
errors I receive.

Cheers,

kerim

On Dec 20, 2007 5:26 AM, Stefan Boddie <stefan@dlconsulting.com> wrote:
> Hi Kerim,
>
> [Note to Greenstone developers: Has the compile-from-source option
> been tested with the gsdl-2.80 unix package? I think the "indexers"
> module has been left out of it]
>
> It looks like there's a problem with the download you tried to
> install. The Install.sh script should work roughly as follows.
>
> 1. Test if your system is running linux.
>
> 2. If running linux, offer to either install static binaries or to
> compile from source. If not running linux just go ahead and compile
> from source.
>
> In your case the script doesn't appear to have given the option of
> installing binaries, so I presume you're running BSD or Solaris or
> some other non-linux form of unix (or that the Install.sh script has
> a bug in it).
>
> That's fine, you're probably best to compile from source anyway.
> Unfortunately it fails to compile though, as the install package is
> missing the necessary "indexers" source page.
>
> In any case, your best bet is probably to install and compile from
> SVN, as you first tried. Can you send more details of what went wrong
> when you tried that option?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Stefan Boddie
> DL Consulting Ltd
> www.dlconsulting.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On 19/12/2007, at 4:26 PM, Kerim Friedman wrote:
>
> > Hello. I'm an anthropologist and documentary filmmaker who recently
> > got drafted to be an archivist. For the past four years I've been
> > working on a film about India's Denotified and Nomadic Tribes (DNTs):
> >
> > http://hoochandhamlet.com
> >
> > In working on the film we've been closely affiliated with an Indian
> > NGO, the Bhasha Research and Publication Center, who works on behalf
> > of DNTs:
> >
> > http://www.bhasharesearch.org.in/Site.html
> >
> > They have an extensive archive of materials relating to the entire
> > history of the DNT Rights Movement which started back in the 1990s.
> > This includes correspondences, reports, legal documents, etc. much of
> > it is already in digital form. I've uploaded some sample documents to
> > a Box.net archive:
> >
> > http://www.box.net/shared/l7kz743eby
> >
> > I've agreed to help Bhasha create, host, and maintain a freely
> > available digital archive of this material. Looking around for
> > examples of existing archives which could serve as a model for what we
> > are doing, two struck me as particularly good examples:
> >
> > http://www.sudanarchive.net/
> > http://www.indialabourarchives.org/
> >
> > When I saw that both of these were running Greenstone I figured I
> > should try it out! I have lots of experience with PHP based web apps,
> > but very little with Java, so I've already run into some difficulties.
> > I tried installing it twice, first following the Wiki instructions for
> > SVN, and when that didn't work using the full download and default
> > instructions. I got further with the Install.sh script, but it still
> > didn't work. The server I'm trying to install it on to is run by
> > Joyent who are well know as hosting numerous web apps, so I think it
> > should be possible, but I'm going to need some help. Hoping that there
> > are some generous souls on this list, I've posted my error logs to the
> > web:
> >
> > http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dfqcv2wx_149hk37f4cp
> >
> > Since I'm pretty much a one-man team, I really need to be able to do
> > this myself so I can play around with the software and see how it
> > works before I decide if we can go ahead and build our archive around
> > it, maybe getting some outside help at that time.
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> > Kerim
> > ____________________________________
> > P. Kerim Friedman, Ph.D.
> > Department of Indigenous Cultures
> > College of Indigenous Studies
> > National DongHwa University, TAIWAN
> > Tel: +886-3-863-5795
> > http://kerim.oxus.net/
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