Re: [greenstone-users] greenstone-users Digest, Vol 29, Issue 22 (Away fromOffice)

From Devon Cinnamon
DateThu, 18 Aug 2005 20:03:51 -0400
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] greenstone-users Digest, Vol 29, Issue 22 (Away fromOffice)
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Today's Topics:

1. Re: Displaying multiple metadata valuesindividually?
(Stephen DeGabrielle)
2. Re: .fdt and .mst files (Stephen DeGabrielle)
3. Re: Greenstone Version 2.61 Information (Katherine Don)


Message: 1
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 21:23:43 +0930
From: Stephen DeGabrielle <>
Subject: Re: [greenstone-users] Displaying multiple metadata values
To: jens wille <>
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On 8/18/05, jens wille <> wrote:
> as of version 2.61 there are a lot more operators (see the faq

Cool - better upload the latest manual.

> > 2.1 can conditionals (or expressions) be nested? this would be
> > great. (I think this works in format statements already?)
> yes, format statements can be nested, and macro conditionals can,
> too (see e.g.

Search in for of the words  


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in, line 21 - if that's what
> you meant) - though i don't know how far you can push that.
I should RTFM!




Message: 2
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 21:53:34 +0930
From: Stephen DeGabrielle <>
Subject: Re: [greenstone-users] .fdt and .mst files
To: arnepalli kaladhar <>
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1. Open the Librarian (GLI with the green icon)
and follow the tabs from left to right...
2. Make new collection (File menu - New.. then follow the prompts and
accept the defaults)
3. Import both files (dragging is fine 'gather' tab)
- skip the 'enrich' tab
4. make sure you add the ISISPlug under 'document plugins' in the
'design' tab
5. Build collection. 'create' tab

You will have to look at you doc.xml files (In you
collect/collectname/archive/ folder to get an idea of the import then
you can start changing the format files.

Note: With 10,000 records I'd be tempted to just do the import once
and then do the build on small number of files while you fine tune
things. (Should save a lot of waiting)


On 8/18/05, arnepalli kaladhar <> wrote:
> Dear sir,
> I have cds/isis database which contains nearly 10,000
> records. From this database the files .fdt and .mst files, how to add
them ?
> is it just dragging them to the GLI database content? please suggest
me how
> to add.
> Thanking you sir.
> yours sincerely,
> Kaladhar
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Message: 3
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 11:22:40 +1200
From: Katherine Don <>
Subject: Re: [greenstone-users] Greenstone Version 2.61 Information
To: Chaitra Rao <>
Message-ID: <>
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Hi Chaitra

Please download
and put it in gsdl/gli/winutils

Does that fix your GLI applet problems?

Re lucene. It is a bit embarrassing how long it is taking to get this
working properly!
There is a bug in GLI that means that when you preview the collection
from GLI, the arguments are not set up properly. Please go to the
library home page and enter the collection from there. This will mean
that searching works properly.

I built a collection with your 3 documents, and the word and pdf
versions were accessible. The links were like

Is this what your links look like? Have a look in the index/assoc
directory - are the documents in there?

Note that this didn't work when I just put the zip file into the import
directory. I had to unzip the files and then it worked.

I just used the default settings in the config file.

I'm not sure what's gone wrong with the text doc - I'll look into it
today or next week.


Chaitra Rao wrote:
> Hi Katherine,
>>We don't distribute the SignedApplet - you need to generate it
>>for details. Note that it should work on Windows now too.
> I followed the steps mentioned in the above faq. But, makejar.bat
> the following error message:
> E:Program Filesgs2.61gli>makejar.bat
> E:Program Filesgs2.61gli>echo off
> Checking jar: C:s1studio_jdkj2sdk1.4.1_02bin
> Assuming that Java code is freshly compiled...
> 603 File(s) copied
> Could Not Find E:Program
> 'winutilzip.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external
> operable program or batch file.
> : no such file or directory
> I am unable to proceed to the step where I create the jar file. Please

> help.
>>Re Lucene, please send me your text file and collection config file
>>the list and I will try it out here. Is it only text files that cause
>>problem? What are the other documents in your collection like? E.g. is
>>this the only document that doesn't have sections, or anything like
> I have used pdf ,doc and text files in the collection. I am facing the
> following problems:
> 1. The contents of the text file are not displayed.
> 2. The contents of the pdf and doc files are displyed on the
> interface(HTMLised content) but I can't open the source document from
> greenstone. It throws a 404 page not found error.
> 3. The documents cannot be searched. GS throws a "No documents found"

> error for any search query on any of the indexes.
> Please help.
> Cheers,
> Chaitra
> P.S: I've attached the 3 docs (zipped) with this e-mail.
>>Chaitra Rao wrote:
>>> The SignedApplet.jar file seems to be missing in the gs2.61
>>>installation. Can I download it from somewhere or do I need to do
>>>else to run GLI applet from the browser?
>>> Also, lucene search doesn't seem to be working properly. I have
>>>a text file in my collection and the text of this file disappears on
>>>building. What will I need to do get this working? Lucene bundled
>>>v2.6 also threw similar errors. Has this bug been fixed in this
>>>On Tue, 16 Aug 2005, Katherine Don wrote:
>>>>Hi everyone
>>>>The 2.61 versions of the Export to CD-ROM package and the Language
>>>>are now available for download from our sourceforge page:
>>>>or via
>>>>In the Greenstone 2.61 release notice, I forgot to mention some
>>>>important changes:
>>>>- GLI applet now runs on Windows
>>>>- GLI interface is available in Latvian, thanks to Raitis
>>>>- The local library will now use your default browser, by default
>>>>- HTMLPlug has a new -sectionalise_using_h_tags options, which
splits a
>>>>document into sections based on <h1><h2><h3> tags, thanks to Emanuel
>>>>- Lucene collection building is incremental if the -keepold option
is set.
>>>>Due to stricter argument parsing for the plugin and classifier
>>>>arguments, the documented example collections (Apr 2005) no longer
>>>>with Greenstone 2.61. I have updated the sample collection to work
>>>>the new system. For those people who have already downloaded the
>>>>collections, and want to build them with version 2.61, please
download a
>>>>zip file of modified config files from
>>>>and unzip this in your collect directory.
>>>>If you have trouble building your own collections using 2.61, please
>>>>check the arguments to plugins and classifiers. Potential offending
>>>>arguments are:
>>>>-cover_image: cover images are looked for by default now; you can
>>>>this behaviour off with -no_cover_image
>>>>-show_progress: This is no longer valid. (not visible in the GLI,
>>>>visible if you look at the config file directly).
>>>>-title in classifier arguments: change to -buttonname
>>>>-description_tags for plugins other than HTML: This is broken in the
>>>>2.61 release. If you have been using this option for Word, PDF or
>>>>plugins, please download a modified plugin from
>>>>Please report any other problems you have using 2.61 to the mailing
>>>>Katherine Don
>>>>greenstone-users mailing list


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