Re: [greenstone-users] unable to build cds/isis collection

From Francis Jayakanth
DateMon, 23 Feb 2004 16:16:26 +0530 (IST)
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] unable to build cds/isis collection
In-Reply-To (40311BDF-22C0ED1B-cs-waikato-ac-nz)
Hello Michael:

Thanks for the reply.

I tried renaming cds.mst and cds.fdt as CDS.mst and CDS.fdt but it doesn't
help. I continue to get the same error message :

"Isisgdl - This program has performed an illegal operation and will be
shutdown"

The message recorded in the 'fail.log file is:

CDS.mst: ISISplug: file contains no data.

For your information, I'm trying to build this collection on a system
running Windows 98 OS.

Many thanks for your help.

- Francis

On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, Michael Dewsnip wrote:

> Dear Francis,
>
> Sorry for the slow reply to your e-mails. Thanks for asking your question on
> the list, however, as it means others can benefit from the answers and offer
> their own suggestions.
>
> > I'm trying to build a GSDl collection from a cds/isis database based on
> > the model for cds/isis database available at:
> >
> > http://www.sadl.uleth.ca/nz/cgi-bin/library?a=p&p=about&c=isis-e
> >
> > [Something is amiss with this collection because the search feature says
> > "Search for _idx_ which contain" instead of listing all the indexes
> > available].
>
> It looks like the link to this collection on the SADL mirror isn't quite
> right. Try:
>
>
> http://www.sadl.uleth.ca/nz/cgi-bin/library?a=p&p=about&c=isis-e&ct=1&qt=1&qto=3
>
> Or, go to http://www.nzdl.org/nz and choose the ISIS collection.
>
> The cause of this problem is that the ISIS collection is a MGPP collection,
> and form-based searching is provided. This means the search box is suppressed
> on the collection front page, and this requires the extra arguments to the
> link.
>
> I'll fix the SADL mirror when I get a chance; thanks for pointing this out.
>
> > How should i go about in building a collection for the sample cds/isis
> > database, 'cds'.
> >
> > I'm trying to build the collection in the command prompt. mkcol.pl command
> > goes through without any problem. After the first step I get into the
> > collect folder. my collection name is 'isis'. I'm using the 'cds'
> > sample database. I believe same database has been used to build a cds/isis
> > collection available at http://www.sadl.uleth.ca/nz/cgi-bin/library. After
> > I copy cds.mst and cds.fdt into import folder and execute the command perl
> > -S import.pl isis, following messages are displayed:
> >
> > RecPlug: getting directory c:program filesgsdlcollectisisimport
> > RecPlug: CDS.MST
> > ISISPlug: Error: CDS.MST contains no text
> > RecPlug - CDS.FDT
> >
> > ***********
> > import Complete
> > *********
> >
> > * 1 document was considered for processing
> > * 0 were processed and included in the collection
> > * 1 was rejected
> > See fail.log....
> >
> > Isisgdl pop-up window comes up with the message:
> >
> > This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shutdowm
>
> OK, you're doing everything right. The problem is that the IsisGdl program we
> use expects the filename extensions to be lowercase (!). So, try renaming the
> files to CDS.mst and CDS.fdt, and see if you have more success.
>
> I was hoping not to have to change the IsisGdl program, but this definitely
> needs fixing for the next release.
>
> All the best,
>
> Michael
>
>