[greenstone-users] Error which will prevent the collection from being

From H.M. Gladney
DateMon, 23 Apr 2007 05:33:11 -0700
Subject [greenstone-users] Error which will prevent the collection from being

With a largish collection (approximately 60,000 files, which include numerous duplicates, in 36 top-level folders) I receive the message <An error has occurred which will prevent the collection from being previewed>.  I retried.  Received the same message.  The build progress indicator indicates 50%.

Attempted to recover.  However, in the Librarian's dialog for the Create tab, "Build Collection" is enabled but the option choice between "Complete Rebuild" and "Minimal Rebuild" is disabled.

How can I proceed?
Is this collection in fact large from a Greenstone perspective?  (I believe that several collections will be this large or larger at the Computer History Museum, for which I am attempting to use Greenstone.)

Note: Greenstone Users Digest, Vol 42, Issue 17 (and also Issue 12) contains a note asking about this error.  Michael Dewsnip's 27 Sep 2006 answer includes: "This is a bug which will be fixed in Greenstone v2.71."  But I am running Greenstone v2.72!

The Dewsnip answer does not include a work-around suggestion.

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