[greenstone-users] Fwd: [greenstone-devel] Overview help with gs binary 2.83 + Ubunti server without GUI

From craig pullen
DateSat Oct 30 02:09:36 2010
Subject [greenstone-users] Fwd: [greenstone-devel] Overview help with gs binary 2.83 + Ubunti server without GUI
In-Reply-To (AANLkTingAKbpcLUZauAmC+xajhrqEBVAfUdHjsKfyB85-mail-gmail-com)
Thank you for your help / answers. I will now carefully try to integrate
all your suggestions so I can get my stuff to work.

Thanx again
Craig


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From: craig pullen <klatu50@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 9:06 AM
Subject: Re: [greenstone-devel] Overview help with gs binary 2.83 + Ubunti
server without GUI
To: Beth Nicol <bethnicol@bellsouth.net>

Yes this helps. Now I have to carefully read over your answers and try to
make my stuff work.

Thanx again
Craig

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 5:03 PM, Beth Nicol <bethnicol@bellsouth.net> wrote:

> Craig -- since I got my public side up on Ubuntu 10 64bit I offer the
> following:
>
> 1. X11 - I don't have that, but then again, I can't get Perl scripts to run
> because of a 32-bit expat library in the embedded perl for the distro.
> 2. If I could resolve the expat issue, I could probably do anything I want
> from the command line. I do this on Mac installs and on 32-bit LInux
> installs.
> 3. Yes - there is a sample collection in the distribution.
> 4. I do not use the gs2-server.sh script on the Ubuntu install -- I simple
> have it set up to run with the already installed Apache. The trick here is
> the gsdlsite.cfg file -- that tells Apache where to look for things.
> 5. my GS is in a subdirectory -- the site runs alongside other
> sites/applications.
>
> If you want to see a not yet customized version up on Ubuntu (the one you
> gave me the tip to get running) look here:
>
> http://famvin.org/gsdl/cgi-bin/library.cgi - there are 4 collections right
> now: the demo collection and 3 collections which contain the same basic
> content except that one is english, one french and one spanish. These were
> built elsewhere, before this move, and uploaded to the site with ftp.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
>
> peace,
> beth
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 1:49 PM, craig pullen <klatu50@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I need help so I've created these questions in a way that they can be
>> easily answered with a true, false or a few word answer. My main problem is
>> that I don't really understand how the software, shell scripts, perl scripts
>> and java scripts work together, what order they should be invoked and
>> ultimately what function(s) each provide. I'd rather take a little extra
>> time to understand some of these things so I don't try to fix a leaf when
>> I'm in the wrong tree ? or forest. My server platform is a 64bit cpu running
>> Ubuntu 10.04 using binary version of Greenstone v2.83.
>>
>> 1.
>>
>> Is an X11 display required for the server (y|n|maybe)?
>> 2.
>>
>> If #1 = no, can I use a browser from another box and ssh into the
>> server command line to do anything I want?
>> 3.
>>
>> Is there a sample collection embedded in the binary release so if I
>> get anything going, I can see something or do I have to create a collection
>> first?
>> 4.
>>
>> Can I skip executing the gs2-server.sh script if I have a previously
>> installed and operational apache web server? Does the script also do
>> something else?
>> 5.
>>
>> Is the 'doc root' of the apache web server ever used to create | help
>> create GS pages or are they all generated via cgi scripts invoked from a
>> browser?
>> 6.
>>
>> What is the 'best' java to use (i.e. what was it tested with?) Sun
>> java or OpenJDK?
>>
>> Any and all responses gratefully received.
>>
>> Craig
>>
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