Re: [greenstone-users] Newbie question

From Arthur R. Belanger
DateFri, 22 Jun 2007 13:56:21 -0400
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Newbie question
In-Reply-To (4c5c30910706221007y63c9c441h1fec626932aaeb95-mail-gmail-com)
Sharon,

The installation manual describes both the local library and the web
library
(http://www.greenstone.org/manuals/gsdl2/en/html/Chapter_installation_procedure.htm).

The local library has a builtin webserver and thus will not work through
apache. You will need the web library to be installed on the webserver
with apache. You will have to make the changes described in the
installation manual to apache's configuration file. Your web hosting
service provider may not allow users to make configuration changes as
they can affect all users. This may be different if they run a separate
instance of apache for each user. You should read through the web
library instructions and contact your hosting service to discuss
installation.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Sharon Foster wrote:
> Hello, all!
>
> I am a library science student at Southern Connecticut State
> University, taking a course on Digital Libraries this summer. I would
> like to use Greenstone to build my final project for the class, but
> I'm stumped as to how to export my library to an external web server.
>
> I installed Greenstone on my Windows XP machine as a "local" library,
> pulled a few PDFs off the web, and built a library just as a learning
> exercise. I burned it to a CD and took it over to another computer and
> ran it there. So far so good. But I don't want to serve it to the web
> from my home computer. I want to port it to a web host running Apache
> where I already have an account. For some reason this exercise is not
> explicitly described in the Greenstone documentation that I have been
> able to find so far. I was beginning to think that maybe I should have
> installed it as a web library to begin with but, no, the wiki says:
>
> "Please note that the local library is quite capable of serving
> Greenstone collections over a local area network or the web (despite
> its rather misleading name)."
>
> Just to give you an idea of my current level of understanding, I'm new
> to Apache, and new to Java, but I was an embedded software developer
> before I joined the library world. I *think* what I have to do is
> upload the same directories that I burned to the CD to my webspace,
> create a couple of configuration files, and do some Apache command
> line "magic," but the instructions in the Greenstone documentation are
> a little sketchy to someone with no previous Java or Apache
> experience.
>
> I don't expect anyone to post a step-by-step instruction here on the
> list, but if you could point me to the current, best online
> documentation, I'd be very grateful. And so would several of my
> classmates.
>
> Sharon

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