[greenstone-users] RE: Problem with Ubuntu Linux and GTK

From H.M. Gladney
DateSun, 11 Mar 2007 14:15:44 -0700
Subject [greenstone-users] RE: Problem with Ubuntu Linux and GTK
Ref: My message, same topic, March 10, 2007 3:00 PM (summary attached)
As nobody reacted to this message, I continued to hack about, installing all sorts of gtk++, java, gcc, and similar packages.  This seems to have moved forward incrementally.  The current problem is suggested by the following console file:
Greenstone Librarian Interface (GLI)
Copyright (C) 2006, New Zealand Digital Library Project, University Of Waikato
GLI comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details see LICENSE.txt
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it

Checking GSDL: /usr/local/gsdl
Your environment has successfully been set up to run Greenstone
Checking Perl: /usr/bin/perl
Checking Java: /usr/bin/java

Running the Greenstone Librarian Interface...
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError
   at java.lang.Class.initializeClass(libgcj.so.7)
   at org.greenstone.gatherer.GathererProg.main(GathererProg.java:69)
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
   at java.lang.Object.getClass(libgcj.so.7)
   at org.greenstone.gatherer.Gatherer.<clinit>(Gatherer.java:129)
   at java.lang.Class.initializeClass(libgcj.so.7)
   ...1 more

The file "libgcj.so.7" exists in directory "/usr/lib/".
What now? 
Cheerio, Henry

From: H.M. Gladney [mailto:hgladney@pacbell.net]
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2007 3:00 PM
To: 'greenstone-users@list.scms.waikato.ac.nz'
Subject: Problem with Ubuntu Linux and GTK

Because of a run-time failure of the Greenstone Librarian, as indicated by the attached console file, I am unable to run the Greenstone Librarian interface under my chosen Linux distribution (Ubuntu Linux).  

[HMG>] ...  

Please suggest how I might efficiently proceed.

Best wishes, Henry   H.M. Gladney, Ph.D.    http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/