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).

Regards,

Michael

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 http://greenstone.mdch.org/cgi-bin/library...
>Start called
>**** launch url =
>http://greenstone.mdch.org/cgi-bin/launch?cmd=mkcol.pl&win31compat=false&title=test&about=test&c=Administrator-test
>**** download cgi = 'http://greenstone.mdch.org/cgi-bin/download'
>**** cgi args = 'c=Administrator-test&dir=.&a=&r='
>Error: Unable to open 'C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorApplication
>DataGreenstoneGLIcollectAdministrator-test.zip'
>This maybe caused by the zip file being empty.
>java.util.zip.ZipException: error in opening zip file
> at java.util.zip.ZipFile.open(Native Method)
> at java.util.zip.ZipFile.<init>(Unknown Source)
> at org.greenstone.gatherer.util.Utility.unzip(Utility.java:840)
> at org.greenstone.gatherer.shell.GShell.run(GShell.java:549)
> at
>org.greenstone.gatherer.collection.CollectionManager.makeCollection(CollectionManager.java:1013)
> at
>org.greenstone.gatherer.collection.CollectionManager.createCollection(CollectionManager.java:319)
> at
>org.greenstone.gatherer.gui.GUIManager$NewCollectionTask.run(GUIManager.java:717)
>__________________________________
>
>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,
>Sean
>
>
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