Re: [greenstone-users] Newbie: Various questions/issues with GSDL 2.4.1(MacOSX) and thanks

From Jeremy Mears
DateWed, 11 Feb 2004 13:25:51 +1100
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Newbie: Various questions/issues with GSDL 2.4.1(MacOSX) and thanks
In-Reply-To (4028036D-986B2F2C-cs-waikato-ac-nz)
On 10/02/2004, at 9:02 AM, Katherine Don wrote:

>>
>> 5/ I downloaded gsdl-2.35-export and placed the expanded contents into
>> the Greenstone/bin/windows folder as instructed. But when i go to
>> export collection, select my collection and press export, I get a
>> error window coming up "The collections() could not be exported to
>> CD-ROM. Please review output below:" But there's no output, just a
>> blank text field.
>
> hmmm, not sure. you could try running exportcol.pl from the command
> line
> (remember to source setup.bash in your gsdl directory first) and see
> what
> error messaegs it gives you.

Katharine,

Thanks for the massive reply, it's been most helpful :)

I managed to fix the word picture import problem. When i converted the
embedded pictures to .gifs they imported fine. I guess the word2html
doesn't like WMF's.

> Do you mean that the cover page is not shown, or that the document is
> missing entirely? Can you get to the document through searching? It
> may be
> that the document could not be processed during import and has
> therefore
> not been included at all in your collection. Have a look at
> collect/yourcollname/etc/fail.log to see if it says that this document
> hasn't been processed. How did you build your collection? If you used
> the
> librarian interface, the building log is kept in
> collect/yourcollname/logs
> - this will also tell you if that document couldn't be processed.

Sorry, i meant the cover page graphic is not shown on the browse page,
everything comes up fine except for the graphic of my cover page. I
get a broken picture icon. If i manually rename the graphic to
cover.jpg and place it in archives/HASH01d6.dir/ directory of my
collect directory the graphic shows up. If my source documents are
html the cover graphic shows up on the browse page no problems.
Doesn't work when the source docs are Word files. Hope that makes
sense

>> CD-ROM. Please review output below:" But there's no output, just a
>> blank text field.
>
> hmmm, not sure. you could try running exportcol.pl from the command
> line
> (remember to source setup.bash in your gsdl directory first) and see
> what
> error messaegs it gives you.

tried that, got an error of GSDLhome not set. So i ran the commands in
setup.csh manually in the Terminal. Now when i do a export.col it
works, yay! Still doesn't work when i try it thru the GLI, but hey
it's enough for now for the first client milestone.

Don't really know what "source setup.bash" means. I opened setup.bash
in TextEdit and had a read, but it didn't make much sense. You have to
understand i've never really messed with a command line until this job.
Complete newbie :) Just a graphic designer with a brand new job to do
and a deadline.

But that said we showed the first stage to the client yesterday and
they were very happy, so i'd like to take this opportunity to thank
you, John R McPherson and the maillist for the help, without which
there would be far more head shaped dents in the walls here.

Regards

Jeremy
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