Re: [greenstone-users] Exploding CDS/ISIS databases

From Michael Dewsnip
DateFri, 22 Sep 2006 11:48:29 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Exploding CDS/ISIS databases
In-Reply-To (7-0-1-0-2-20060912211543-04b1a488-namweb-com-na)
Hi Renate,

>> Can you please send me (off-list) your CDS/ISIS database and I'll try it
>> here to see if I have the same problem.
> In the meantime I have solved part of the problem, by deinstalling
> Greenstone on my home computer and after reinstallation it is now
> exploding the database, but I also found that with our photo database
> containing 1033 photos, that after the process not all the records
> have linked to the image, but it just creates .nul files, although the
> image is in the directory indicated in the prefix. I will download
> the new explode database script.
> My date lists are now also working after the reinstallation.

Glad to hear some of this is working better for you now, although it is
concerning that re-installation made the difference. Unless you've been
messing around with things, we'd like to hope that bits of Greenstone
don't just stop working!

> When building a collection on another computer to be transferred to a
> public server, what folders are necessary for the collection to work
> on the server?

The "etc", "images" and "index" directories are required to serve a

> On the collection's page there is the text "How to search the ....
> collection." Where is this text
> so that I could edit i?

The text is partly automatically generated by Greenstone. You can use
your own text by creating an file in the collection "macros"
directory with something like:

package help

_simplehelp_ { My help text }