Gibberish displayed attempting to open library
Michael, thank you for your
prompt reply. However I believe the problem is not quite so simple.
I am using Apache 2.0. At
the end of the pertinent configuration file
(/etc/apache2/apache2.conf), I had appended the following lines:
# 3rd June 2007
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/home/gladney/gsdl/cgi-bin/"
Allow from all
Alias /gsdl/ "/home/gladney/gsdl/"
Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks
Allow from all
As I understand it (e.g.,
from http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/Info/DistrosDefaultLayout), "httpd.conf" is deprecated in favor of "apache2.conf".
(On the cited webpage, see under "Debian, Ubuntu
(Apache 2):") In my /etc/apache2/ directory,
there is an empty httpd.conf file in addition to the aforementioned
I added the ScriptAlias and
Alias directives to apache2.conf AFTER installing GSDL and building the
collection. Speculating sensitivity to the order of configuring and
building (far-fetched), I will later today reinstall GSDL, test without
my big collection, and then re-build the collection.
This is due to a problem with your webserver setup: the Greenstone
"cgi-bin" directory needs to be in a ScriptAlias directive (for
Apache), and this must come before the general Greenstone Alias.
Instructions for how to configure Apache for Greenstone are given when
you install Greenstone. ...
H.M. Gladney wrote:
I believe that http://www.hgladney.net/gsdl/cgi-bin/library should show a proper Greenstone library
instance. However what appears looks like the printout of a binary
file, and is accompanied by the Windows IE message "stack overflow at
line: 0". Could this be another error associated with the largish
test files that I am using? Whatever the answer to that, what's the
That a library build for "snotest4"
has been successful is evidenced by inspecting http://www.hgladney.net/gsdl/collect/snotest4/ and various ".cfg" files there and in http://www.hgladney.net/gsdl/. (I have inspected "main.cfg",
"gsdlsite.cfg", "collect.cfg", and "build.cfg" for snotest4, but see
nothing that seems anomalous.)