Re: [greenstone-users] Windows 2000/2003 Server installation issues.

From Katherine Don
DateThu, 03 Nov 2005 13:33:50 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Windows 2000/2003 Server installation issues.
In-Reply-To (OFE1D569C4-9785C202-ON692570AD-007E8F9B-692570AD-0080B177-nt-gov-au)
Hi Michael

Greenstone used to be installed to gsdl, and now it uses greenstone.
Either is fine as long as all the paths are consistent.

The following comes from a previous message on the mailing list:
After spending quite some time trying to get GSDL to function on a
Windows Server 2003 machine running IIS 6.0, I finally discovered that,
when library.exe was called, it created an empty gsdlconf.cfg file in
the %GSDLHOME% directory. It then tried to use this configuration file
to run GSDL. Of course, there were no settings so I received an error
every time it ran. After I moved the real gsdlconf.cfg file from the
bin directory into the %GSDLHOME% directory, everything worked.

I assume he means gsdlsite.cfg. Check the one in greenstone - if its
empty, then copy the one from cgi-bin.

Once you get it all working it would be great to have installation notes
for IIS. Thanks :-)

Katherine wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to install Greenstone onto a 2003 Server with IIS6 that already has
> websites running on port 80. I installed Greenstone on a Windows 2000
> Server (also running multiple websites on various ports - only one
> available at the time) as a preliminary test, but am having some issues on
> the configuration. The manual is for the setp with PWS and not IIS. There
> is no Alias settings anywhere. I installed Greenstone to
> f:appsgreenstone and the majority of the manual refers to "gsdl".
> Should I have installed it to f:appsgsdl. I am wondering if I need to
> run gsdl as a Virtual Directory underneath the main website (on port 80),
> which would result ina URL
> When trying to access I got a
> returned page that said something along the lines of "Oops!. The
> gdslsite.cfg file needs to be in the same directory as the library
> executable" (sorry I didn't write it down). There is actually 2 x
> gdslsite.cfg files, 1 in f:appsgreenstone and the other in
> f:appsgreenstonecgi-bin. Both are different files. Is there supposed
> to be 2 of these??
> If you are able to help in anyway, I would be greatly appreciated. Once I
> sort out these issues, I will install it on a 2003 test Server before
> placing it on the production Server. Once all up and running, I will
> document the procedures for IIS6, and would be happy to email to you to
> add to your documentation if you like.
> thanking you,
> Michael
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