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

From Sean McGuire
DateTue, 24 May 2005 15:31:11 -0400
Subject [greenstone-users] GLI applet - unable to access collections remotely
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 =
**** 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
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)

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,