I was able to solve the problem. I followed the foll sequence to
implement a shared import folder.
1. Built a test collection using the mkcol.pl command on the command
2. I placed some files physically in the import folder.
3. Then ran the buildco.pl command
4. Now I opened this collection using the gli and assigned the necessary
document plugins and metadata and built the collection again.
This time I was able to build the collection without any hassles.Thanx
for all the help Michael!
On Tue, 2 Nov 2004, Michael Dewsnip wrote:
> > I tried this. I tried physically placing some docs in the import
> > directory of the collection and built it using the gli. It didn't work. I
> > tried the same using command line build command. It threw some
> > errors. Can you tell me if I'm doing something wrong?
> We can't tell anything from the information in your e-mail sorry! Saying "it
> didn't work" and "it threw some errors" doesn't really help us to diagnose your
> problem. You need to provide as much information as you can about the problem:
> tell us what didn't work, how it didn't work, what you were expecting to happen,
> what actually happened, what the errors were, when the errors occurred, ...
> It is a waste of our time to have to respond to questions by saying "please send
> more information". Please, if you want us to help you, you need to help us by
> supplying as much information as possible.
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > > I was wondering if I could have a shared folder where people could add
> > > > files and the librarian just builds it from command line or have an
> > > > automated script that does this. The people in our lab are very impressed
> > > > with the greenstone interface and its functionalities but have expressed
> > > > their desire to have some kinduva distributed system where they could add
> > > > to the collection.Greenstone version3 was not found very useful since the
> > > > applet takes a lot of time to download. Is there any way I could have them
> > > > upload the files into the collect/collection-name/import directory so that
> > > > the librarian could build it later or have a script do this?
> > >
> > > Yes you can do this, exactly as you describe: have people upload their data
> > > into the collect/collection-name/import directory, and have a project leader
> > > rebuild the collection periodically. You just need a way of moving data
> > > around your network -- how to do this depends on your network, and is
> > > independent of Greenstone.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Michael
> > >
> > >
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