Re: [greenstone-users] Problems with install

From Stephen.DeGabrielle@nt.gov.au
DateWed, 23 Feb 2005 12:02:45 +0930
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Problems with install

Another possibility is port 80 is in use - greenstone seems to grab another port in this case - so check the error screen when you try to launch the local library
the url generated may be something like this http://aac70081.dcis:1096/   (:1096 is jut an anexample - it may generate another port number)
note the port no :1096  If you put in http://localhost/ or http://127.0.0.1/ still wont work - you will have to add the port number.
Like this
http://localhost:1096/ or http://127.0.0.1:1096/

Another problem on windows I have the problem that greenstone gets a local machine name of the form:
http://aac70081.dcis/  (asset number.department)

But the machine(network?) is not set up to recognise the local name.   I think this is solvable by changing the HOSTS file (no filename extension - just 'hosts')
[C:WINDOWSsystem32driversetchosts]

below the line '127.0.0.1       localhost'

I add the line:
127.0.0.1       aac70081.dcis
(It seems to work for me)

Of course neither of these things may have anything to do with the problem you were experiencing.
It may help others reading this list, as installing greenstone with the local library is normally easy - but these things can catch you.

Cheers,

Stephen






On Mon, Feb 21, 2005 at 11:04:22PM -0600, Padmini Srinivasan wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am trying to load Greenstone on a windows machine, just a simple
> local library version.  When I invoke greenstone library from the
> program list it starts an explorer window and then fails to render the
> greenstone page.  I have changed the domain name in the URL to
> localhost and also to 127.0.0.1 and also to the local IP address
> generated dynamically through DHCP.  but I have not been able to get
> past the error.  Any suggestions? The proxy settings are unselected on
> the browser.  I have successfully installed Greenstone on OS X and on
> linux, but not windows.  I have students working on all 3 platforms and
> would like to, if possible, cross this hurdle.

Which version of windows? Which version of greenstone?
If it doesn't work even if you try to access 'localhost' or '127.0.0.1'
then my guess would be some firewalling software is preventing
incoming connections (even from localhost) on port 80.

John McPherson
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