[greenstone-devel] Re: [Greenstone3] About compile greenstone source code in Windows

From Anupama of Greenstone Team
DateThu Jun 5 14:40:08 2008
Subject [greenstone-devel] Re: [Greenstone3] About compile greenstone source code in Windows
Hi Suthanya,

1. Since you are working on Windows, I will try installing the very
latest source at home on my Windows machine all over again this weekend.
It is indeed troubling if "ant prepare" is not recognised.

2. It is indeed build.xml (not web.xml) that is used when ant prepare
and ant install are run.

3. The build.xml that you need is the latest one from the SVN
repository, not an older one. If it so happens that it no longer has the
"update dirs" lines mentioned in the "troubleshooting" part of point 2
of the page
then ignore that bit. That page merely describes the way I managed to
install an older version of Greenstone 3 from SVN at home some weeks
ago. Things could well have changed since then, since even I have been
tinkering with the build.xml file recently.
Once I've tried installing the latest version again at home, assuming
it's successful, I will update that document and tell you.

4. Concerning VCVARS.BAT, it really is essential to have that file in
order to compile up Greenstone 3 on your Windows machine.
Your VCVARS.BAT may not be in the same location as where I found it or
where others here have found theirs to be. Therefore (if you have not
already done the following), can you search your C: for it - it should
be somewhere in your Visual Studio folder. Also check in your Vis C++ 6
CD just in case it was deleted by accident. Is your Vis C++ 6
installation incomplete perhaps?

I believe my sister has Vis Studio 6 at home on the computer I am trying
this out on. If you cannot find VCVARS.BAT, I will try and mail mine to
you, though you might have to find out the correct directory to place it
in on your end.

On an entirely separate matter: In the gs3-webservices-democlient
application, folder docs/HowToFiles, document
0InstallDemoClientInBrief.html has been corrected. To deploy web
services on Greenstone3 you type "soap-deploy-site" (not
soap-deploy-localsite as I had erroneously written there previously).

I will write as soon as I have any news (success or failure) about
installing the latest on Windows. Best of luck,

Suthanya Doung-In wrote:
> Dear Quan and Anupama,
> Thank you very much for your help about SVN Check out problem so
i download greenstone3 source code from
http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenstone3 instead. I am running on
Windows. I do following the link
> Then, i edited some lines in build.xml. I am not sure i edited it
correctly and after that, i try to find "VCVARS.BAT" in Microsoft Visual
Studio 6.0 but i can't find it so i can't run this file and when i type
"ant install" in command line. I got some errors.
> i just realized that build.xml from sourceforge and web.xml from
http://svn.greenstone.org/greenstone3/trunk/ are not the same. which one
i should use please?
> I capture all steps as i do. I think i read the details for
compile source code in windows carefully and try to install Microsoft
Visual Studio6 (completely setup) however, i can't find "VCVARS.BAT"
> Could you help me please? Please find attached file. Thank you
very much in advance.
> Best Wishes,
> Suthanya
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> qq6@cs.waikato.ac.nz wrote:
>> Hi Suthanya
>> I think I could answer your question as I met the same problem. It
>> happened when the quality of the Internet connection was low. After my
>> computer got a high speed Internet connection, SVN client could download
>> files from http://svn.greenstone.org without any problem.
>> You can get the up-to-date source codes if you use SVN.
>> Greenstone-3.xx-src.tar.gz is the offical source code release. It
has been
>> tested and is an good alternative option.
>> Regards
>> Quan
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