Re: Greenstone/Solaris install

From sjboddie
DateMon, 01 Jul 2002 13:31:18 +1200
Subject Re: Greenstone/Solaris install
In-Reply-To (C1B90D1E2322D411A36800A0C9E11AF307C55148-cmmsrv1-ccsu-edu)
Thanks John,

I've copied this to the Greenstone mailing list in case others are
grappling with Greenstone on Solaris.

cheers,
Stefan.

"Rutherford, John (Library)" wrote:
>
> Greetings,
>
> I just recently installed Greenstone from
> the 2.38 source distribution on a Solaris
> 2.8 system.
>
> There were a few glitches related to gdbm
> libraries, a need for the GNU flavor m4 etc.
> but it went pretty well.
>
> I ended up using the Install.sh script to
> configure, compile, and install (I originally
> did a configure, make, make install, and then
> copied directores, but found that was not a good
> way to do it, though it worked more or less).
>
> All that was needed was to comment out the linux
> and cdrom specific areas:
>
> # set iscdrom variable to "yes" for a cdrom installation
> iscdrom="no"
>
> # script must be run from within cdrom/unix directory
> #if [ ! -f "${thisdir}/Install.sh" ]; then
> # echo "$itext1"
> # echo "$itext0"
> # exit 1
> #fi
>
> # check that various important directories are on the cd
> #if [ ! -d "${cd_dir}/gsdl" ]; then
> #echo
> #echo "${itext2}${cd_dir}/gsdl"
> #echo "$itext0"
> #exit 1
> #fi
> #if [ ! -d "${cd_dir}/Unix/bin/linux" ]; then
> #echo
> #echo "${itext2}${cd_dir}/Unix/bin/linux"
> #echo "$itext0"
> #exit 1
> #fi
>
> After that it went fine. Maybe this could be included in the
> source only distribution?
>
> Also, for Solaris 8 in addition to the gdbm libraries, you might
> mention the need for the GNU m4 macro processor. Apparently the version
> in /usr/ccs/bin/ that comes with Solaris 2.8 will not work.
>
> Thanks, and thanks for the great software.
>
> John Rutherford
> Connecticut State University.