[greenstone-users] Re: GLI and PDFBox problems

From Greenstone Team
DateTue May 1 19:48:20 2012
Subject [greenstone-users] Re: GLI and PDFBox problems
In-Reply-To (4F9529D4-405-polytechnic-edu-na)
Hi Renate,

I tried out the ActivePerl for Windows x86 (32 bit) of *5.14.2.1402*
which looks to be the same as yours.

In installed it on the 32 bit Win 7 machine here and found out during
installation that there already was an Active Perl installed in the same
default location (C:Perl). I moved that out of the way and continued
installing the new one. However, the presence of the old version does
indicate that the GS285 with PDFBox extension that I've been working
with there was already functioning with an existing Active Perl
installed in the background.

With the new ActivePerl installed, I ran "perl -v" on the command line
to confirm the system automatically detected the new one correctly and
it did. Thereafter, I ran GLI from a different DOS console and used the
PDFBox extension by turning on the pdf conversion option of PDFPlugin.
It all looked fine, including when I had built the collection. I'm not
sure why my results are different from yours and why ActivePerl caused a
conflict with the Greenstone installation on your machine, however I'm
not able to reproduce the problem.

If you find you need to use the realistic book again in future, would
you try downloading a fresh Active Perl installer and installing from
there, just to check if the previous download was incomplete (or
installed incompletely for some reason). Did you have admin rights when
you installed it?

Can you recollect any other suggestions for me to test here in order to
more closely simulate your situation?

Regards,
Anupama

On 23/04/12 22:07, Renate Morgenstern wrote:
> Hi,
> Here is the version I used:
> ActivePerl-5.14.2.1402-MSWin32-x86-295342.msi
>
> Thanks for your help with the cover images.
>
> Regards
> Renate
>
>
>> Hi Renate,
>>
>> > I de-installed Active Perl, and now everything is working.
>>
>> I will try the situation out on a machine here: an Active Perl
>> installed along with Greenstone 2.85 which has its own perl.
>>
>> What version (number) of Perl was your Active Perl? This may be
>> relevant to my test.
>>
>>
>> > However, is there a way that a thumbnail of the cover page of a PDF
>> file is displayed, instead of the PDF icon in the VList format?
>> Could this be added as a nice-to-have?
>>
>> If it's just the cover image and not a thumbnail of it, we can easily
>> write a format statement to show the cover image in the V-list and
>> use html to make sure it's shown in the dimensions of a thumbnail.
>> But anyone visiting the page will have to wait for the full-size
>> images to load for all PDFs with a cover image.
>>
>> Kathy will be back tomorrow, I'll bring up your question with her to
>> see if there's any straightforward way in which this can be achieved
>> with actual thumbnails.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Anupama
>>
>>
>> On 21/04/12 00:15, Renate Morgenstern wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Because I wanted to use Realistic Books where I need Perl as well, I
>>> installed Active Perl. The one from GS did not work.
>>> Now, it seems that because of Active Perl installed GS did not find
>>> Perl. I de-installed Active Perl, and now everything is working.
>>> Do not know what to do if I want to use Perl for Realistic Books again?
>>>
>>> Second matter: Thanks for the PDF file config you sent me regarding
>>> the icon for the cover pages of PDF documents. As you said only when
>>> one uses the text button, the cover page is displayed. However, is
>>> there a way that a thumbnail of the cover page of a PDF file is
>>> displayed, instead of the PDF icon in the VList format? Could this
>>> be added as a nice-to-have?
>>>
>>> Regards
>>>
>>> Renate
>>>
>>

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