[greenstone-users] Re: Help! (JVM on Vista problem)

From Vladimir R. Risojevic
DateTue, 23 Oct 2007 22:19:28 +0200
Subject [greenstone-users] Re: Help! (JVM on Vista problem)
In-Reply-To (C343513F-169B%hambroeng-att-net)
You could try to switch off the compatibility mode when installing Greenstone
(right click on gsdl-xxxx.exe, select compatibility tab or something like that
and there should be a check box which you have to clear... Sorry, I can't be
more specific because I don't run Vista). Google search for the error message
you get gave a few links to similar installation issues and this was one of
the remedies.
You should also check the Greenstone mailing list at
https://list.scms.waikato.ac.nz/mailman/listinfo/greenstone-users
There I found this which seems like bad news:

"Greenstone has never been tested on Vista, and I don't think we are planning
to do it any time soon. But with more specific error messages, responses,
maybe we could somehow figure out what went wrong. Just paste everything you
got from the console after execute the gli.bat."

Good luck,

Vladimir


On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 07:20:31 -0500, Melissa Brown wrote
> When I try to install greenstone 2.74b I get an error message from
> the InstallShield Wizard that says łThe installer is unable to run
> in graphical mode. Try running the installer with the ­console or
> ­silent flag. Is there a way to install from a dos prompt? When I
> try to uninstall version 2.74 I get the following error message from
> the InstallShield Wizard: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: run
> Exception in thread łmain˛
>
> On 10/23/07 5:03 AM, "Vladimir Risojevic" <vlado@etfbl.net> wrote:
>
> > Unfortunately I have no experience with running Greenstone on Vista. On
> > XP it automatically finds JVM and no additional settings are needed.
> > Are there any error messages that you get when you try to install/run
> > Greenstone? Can you run other Java programs? Perhaps someone from the
> > list has some ideas?
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Vladimir
> >
> >
> > Melissa Brown wrote:
> >> I have installed both of those programs on Vista, but greenstone has not
> >> recognized the java virtual machine. I know it is installed properly because
> >> the java sdk found the java virtual machine when I installed that program.
> >> Is there anything that needs to be done after I install the java programs? I
> >> have been able to successfully run greenstone on XP.
> >> Thanks,
> >> Melissa
> >>
> >>
> >> On 10/22/07 2:22 AM, "Vladimir Risojevic" <vlado@etfbl.net> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>> You have to install the java virtual machine. It can be downloaded from
> >>> http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp
> >>> Look for Java Runtime Environment (JRE). This should solve your problem.
> >>> You should also consult Greenstone Installer's Guide
> >>> http://www.greenstone.org/manuals/gsdl2/en/html/Install_en_index.html
> >>>
> >>> Best regards,
> >>>
> >>> Vladimir
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> so here's the short version. new computer Macbook didn't workl with
> >>>> Greenstone,
> >>>> old computer HP notebook did, but recently became non-functional, and now
> >>>> brand
> >>>> new computer Sony Vaio with Windows Vista doesn't work with the program
> >>>> because
> >>>> it can't find the java "virtual machine" (I think that's what it said, not
> >>>> my
> >>>> comp. my roomie's)
> >>>>
> >>>> As this program is critical to the successful completion of her Master's
> >>>> Thesis,
> >>>> this caused her to have something of a nervous breakdown, and I'm looking
> >>>> for
> >>>> someone to help me figure out the problem for her, or contact her with
> >>>> helpful
> >>>> advice, at brownme@uwm.edu (Tell her in the Subject that it's about
> >>>> Greenstone.)
> >>>>
> >>>> Thanks in advance,
> >>>>
> >>>> Michelle English
> >>>> Student, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
> >>>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >