[greenstone-users] GLI faiure (version 2.80) on Mac OSX and thanks

From Ma, Hongyan
DateWed Feb 27 12:51:37 2008
Subject [greenstone-users] GLI faiure (version 2.80) on Mac OSX and thanks
I have a Mac PowerBook G4. And it seemed that I've got Greenstone
2.80 working. But I have some problems with GLI. Please help me out.
Thanks a lot.

I have the Librarian Interface running, but I can't seem to get it to
do anything. For example, I can create a new collection, but then I
can't open it and work in it (when I try to open a newly created
collection the program just hangs). I can't get into the demo
collection through the Librarian Interface either. Sometimes it
doesn't hang, but I end up with a message that it can't open the
collection. I think I can't get it to point to the right place--I've
tried several different folders, but I'm really just guessing at what
the problem is and what the solution would be. Other times, when I
try to open the demo collection the program hangs instead of giving
me the error message.

But I can search the demo collection using the Greenstone Demo web
page that I access through http://localhost/gli/cgi-bin/library.

It seemed to be a PATH problem. I searched for build.cfg and found
that it's in the folder "opt/greenstone/collect/demo/"
The error log, /opt/greenstone/etc/error.txt, contains the following
information:
Warning: redefinition of Search terms[l=fr] on line
607 of /opt/greenstone/macros/french.dm
Warning: redefinition of Search terms[l=fr] on line
607 of /opt/greenstone/macros/french.dm
Warning: redefinition of Search terms[l=fr] on line
607 of /opt/greenstone/macros/french.dm
Warning: redefinition of Search terms[l=fr] on line
607 of /opt/greenstone/macros/french.dm
Warning: redefinition of Search terms[l=fr] on line
607 of /opt/greenstone/macros/french.dm
Warning: redefinition of Search terms[l=fr] on line
607 of /opt/greenstone/macros/french.dm
Warning: redefinition of Search terms[l=fr] on line
607 of /opt/greenstone/macros/french.dm
Warning: redefinition of Search terms[l=fr] on line
607 of /opt/greenstone/macros/french.dm
Warning: redefinition of Search terms[l=fr] on line
607 of /opt/greenstone/macros/french.dm
Warning: redefinition of Search terms[l=fr] on line
607 of /opt/greenstone/macros/french.dm
Warning: redefinition of Search terms[l=fr] on line
607 of /opt/greenstone/macros/french.dm
Warning: redefinition of Search terms[l=fr] on line
607 of /opt/greenstone/macros/french.dm
Warning: redefinition of Search terms[l=fr] on line
607 of /opt/greenstone/macros/french.dm
Warning: couldn't read build.cfg file for collection "backdrop",
gsdlhome="/opt/greenstone"
Warning: couldn't read build.cfg file for collection "test",
gsdlhome="/opt/greenstone"
Warning: redefinition of Search terms[l=fr] on line
607 of /opt/greenstone/macros/french.dm
Warning: couldn't read build.cfg file for collection "backdrop",
gsdlhome="/opt/greenstone"
Warning: couldn't read build.cfg file for collection "test",
gsdlhome="/opt/greenstone"
Warning: redefinition of Search terms[l=fr] on line
607 of /opt/greenstone/macros/french.dm
Warning: couldn't read build.cfg file for collection "backdrop",
gsdlhome="/opt/greenstone"
Warning: couldn't read build.cfg file for collection "test",
gsdlhome="/opt/greenstone"
Warning: redefinition of Search terms[l=fr] on line
607 of /opt/greenstone/macros/french.dm
Warning: couldn't read build.cfg file for collection "backdrop",
gsdlhome="/opt/greenstone"
Warning: couldn't read build.cfg file for collection "test",
gsdlhome="/opt/greenstone"
Warning: redefinition of Search terms[l=fr] on line
607 of /opt/greenstone/macros/french.dm
Warning: couldn't read build.cfg file for collection "backdrop",
gsdlhome="/opt/greenstone"
Warning: couldn't read build.cfg file for collection "test",
gsdlhome="/opt/greenstone"
database open failed on:
system problem: open on gdbm database "" failed

Error: call to filter failed for in OIDtools::get_children (system problem)
database open failed on:
system problem: open on gdbm database "" failed

Error: call to filter failed for collection in OIDtools::get_info
(system problem)
Warning: redefinition of Search terms[l=fr] on line
607 of /opt/greenstone/macros/french.dm
Warning: couldn't read build.cfg file for collection "backdrop",
gsdlhome="/opt/greenstone"
Warning: couldn't read build.cfg file for collection "test",
gsdlhome="/opt/greenstone"

FYI, I briefly described my installation process below:
I accepted the default installation (Web Library) and the default
location (/opt/greenstone)
For server configuration:
1. Edit the http.conf file by opening a hidden folder called /etc
Do this by
1. choosing "Go to folder..." from the "Go" menu in the Finder.
2. entering /etc
3. scrolling down to the httpd folder and opening it.
4. opening httpd.conf with TextEdit.
5. Copy and paste the following lines into the very end of the file:

#Start copying here.
ScriptAlias /gsdl/cgi-bin "/opt/greenstone/cgi-bin"
<Directory "/opt/greenstone/cgi-bin">
Options None
AllowOverride None
</Directory>

Alias /gsdl "/opt/greenstone"
<Directory "/opt/greenstone">
Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
</Directory>

#Stop copying here!

6. Save the file.