Re: [greenstone-users] GLI applet - unable to access collections remotely

From Michael Dewsnip
DateFri, 27 May 2005 10:59:51 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] GLI applet - unable to access collections remotely
In-Reply-To (000501c56097$244afeb0$28411a40-smcguire)
Hi Sean,

Unfortunately this is a bug in the Greenstone 2.60 release -- but it
only affects some versions of Unix (or maybe some versions of Java?). We
are working on a fix for this, and I'll let you know when it's done
(next week).



Sean McGuire wrote:

>I have looked through the documentation and list archives, but I don't see a
>direct answer to my problem. I apologize if I missed it.
>I have installed gsdl-2.60-unix.tar.gz on a Debian Linux stable distro and
>successfully have access to the "demo" collection, and can create new
>collections via "The Collector". I have also successfully used the GLI on the
>local machine using JAVA j2re-1_4_2_08.
>I compiled the GLI applet according to the directions in the FAQ using JAVA
>j2sdk-1_4_2_08. It loads from my Window's browser, but I am unable to view
>any existing collections (ie demo). And when I attempt to create a collection
>remotely using the applet, the directory structure and collect.cfg is created
>on the Greenstone server, but the following JAVA error occurs...
>Java vendor: Sun Microsystems Inc.
>Java version: 1.5.0_02
>Setting library_url to
>Start called
>**** launch url =
>**** download cgi = ''
>**** cgi args = 'c=Administrator-test&dir=.&a=&r='
>Error: Unable to open 'C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorApplication
>This maybe caused by the zip file being empty.
> error in opening zip file
> at Method)
> at<init>(Unknown Source)
> at org.greenstone.gatherer.util.Utility.unzip(
> at
> at
> at
> at
>Are you not supposed to be able to work with collections on the server
>remotely? Shouldn't there be some authentication to verify administrative
>rights to create collections via GLI? Do I need a different "Library Path" in
>my Connection setting? What am I missing?
>Any help would be appreciated,
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