I've been building collections on my laptop (Debian Linux running on
Mac hardware) and transferring them to my desktop (Debian Linux
running on Intel hardware). Unfortunately, the collections don't
simply copy: I have to rebuild them to get them to work.
I suspect the problem is that the machine uses different byte orders
in the gdbm database. The obvious difference is that on the Mac, the
data is stored in $GSDLHONE/album/index/text/album.ldb, while on the
desktop it is in $GSDLHONE/album/index/text/album.bdb, and I seem to
recall someone telling me that the extension of this file had to do
with byte order.
That being the case, is there a way to build a collection using
non-native byte order, or to get Greenstone to use such a collection?
And if it is possible, what are the costs of doing it?