Re: Unsolved problem with running the Greenstone software in IIS, Win2k server !!!

From Stefan Boddie
DateThu, 13 Mar 2003 10:10:26 +1300
Subject Re: Unsolved problem with running the Greenstone software in IIS, Win2k server !!!
In-Reply-To (00a801c2e889$f1778260$857c82c3-ionio-gr)
Hi Manos,

You seem to be using "gsdl" and "gdsl" interchangably. If greenstone really
is installed to "d:programsgsdl" and yet in gsdlsite.cfg the gsdlhome
entry is set to "d:programsgdsl" then that is your problem.

Stefan.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Emmanouil Magkos" <emagos&#64;unipi.gr>
To: <greenstone@colosys.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 12:24 AM
Subject: Unsolved problem with running the Greenstone software in IIS, Win2k
server !!!


Hi list, I kindly ask for your advice on this !!!

I am trying to set up Greenstone running on my IIS 5.0 web server. I
installed Greenstone in D:programsgsdl. I have created a virtual directory
for gdsl, within the default web site, set the appropriate permissions for
virtual folders (read-none for gdsl, nore - script/executables for the
cgi-bin folder), and for users (full-control for Everyone, read and
read-execute for IUSR and IWAM, write for etc subdir) according to the
manual. However, when I am browsing library.exe in the cgi-bin directory
(http://localhost/gdsl/cgi-bin/library.exe , it says:

"Oooops. The gsdlsite.cfg configuration file does not contain a valid
gsdlhome entry".

Here is the default configuration in the cfg file:

gsdlhome "D:programsgdsl"
httpprefix /gdsl
httpimg /gdsl/images
# gwcgi /cgi-bin/library
# maxrequests 10000

I tried to change config according to some tips I found on the Internet,
with no result. I even commented out the whole thing and it still shows the
same message !!! Note that when I run library exe from command line, it
reads the cfg file well !!

I have a feeling that there 's something wrong with file permissions,
or other security limitations that were implicitly set in the W2k server
machine. Can this be the case? But then, from the above error message it
seems, that it can read things, but finds these things aint correct :(

Can anyone please help me on that issue ??? It is kind of an urgent.. Do not
hesitate to e-mail on this issue..

P.S. the web server is setup and running.. OS: Win2k Server, SP2, with all
security patches up to date.

TIA,

Manos