Re: [greenstone-users] Title list W-P?

From John R. McPherson
DateTue, 07 Oct 2003 11:29:54 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Title list W-P?
In-Reply-To (2050-192-245-136-76-1065447416-squirrel-mail-wrlc-org)
Don Gourley wrote:
> John,
>
> We are still using 2.37 only because we run GSDL on Solaris and
> building it for 2.36 & 2.37 was such an "adventure" I've been
> putting off the next upgrade.
>
> Could we try dropping AZList.pm from a newer version into 2.37
> or are there dependancies on other parts of the newer versions?

I don't know, although there's always one way to find out :p

For what it's worth, we recently compiled 2.40a on a solaris 2.8 machine
and it all went fine when using GCC and GMAKE for compilation (as well as
the GDBM package being manually specified).

> Allison Zhang said:
>
>>We are using an old version, 2.37. We are using this version for all of our
>>collections. If it is a bug on the AZList classifier, why it did not show
>>on other collections?
>>

I can't remember the details, but I think it was something to do with
which letter was being used to determine the order vs the letter that was
displayed. There is some code that tries to determine which is the first
usable A-Z letter or digit, and I think there was a bug in that for
earlier versions.

Also, there are issues for accented letters, since different languages
sort accented letters in different places. I think our classifier only
handles ASCII A-Z, although I could be wrong.


John McPherson