Re: [greenstone-users]

From John R. McPherson
DateWed, 28 May 2003 17:16:12 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users]
In-Reply-To (5-1-1-6-0-20030527215740-04308d78-thinkalong-com)
On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 10:01:35PM -0700, Jack Park wrote:
> Deepak,

> I ask because, running on Windows NT, I managed to "overflow" something to
> do with windows: too many directories. That is because greenstone, running
> on unix boxes, compresses the directories into one object, but on windows,
> it does not, and eventually, the archive does something that windows
> doesn't like.

because greenstone still supports windows 3.1 (FAT16 disk partitions),
filenames and directories are limited to 8 characters (plus 3 letter
extension), which is partly why lots of directories get created.
Maybe FAT32 has problems with lots of files/subdirectories but I
would have thought windows NT (NTFS) would be ok.

If you have a collection that does have lots of documents, you can
add:
groupsize 200
or similar to your collect.cfg. This means greenstone will put 200
import documents into each archive .xml file. For example, we do this
with email collections, where there are lots of relatively small
documents. This can help reduce the number of directories and
subdirectories required to store the archives.

John McPherson