I originally installed Greenstone in C:\Users\Alex, but encountered the same problems. I'm now running Greenstone with the User Account Control turned off so as not to produce rights issues problems.
From: Steve Johnson [email@example.com]
Sent: 17 July 2009 02:15
Cc: PG-PG-Kriwaczek, Alexander
Subject: 2.82 under Windows Vista
Recommended practice for Vista is to install in, for example,
c:\users\alexander, which will avoid the rights issues encountered after
installing in c:\program files.
Alaska Resources Library & Information Services (ARLIS)
> I'm building a collection using Greenstone 2.82 under (32-bit) Vista
> Premium edition, and have experienced the following problems:
> 1. When trying to build the "PDF collection" example library according
> the notes in the 4-day workshop, employing the PDFPlugin with the
convert_to option set to "pagedimg_jpg", the import.pl script gives the
following error messages (among many others):
> import.pl> util::mk_all_dir could not create directory C:/Program
> import.pl> util::mk_dir could not create directory C:\Program
> What seems to be happening is that import.pl is making a mistake when
generating the path of a new subdirectory that it wants to create. For
some reason, it is repeating the "C:/Program Files" or "C:\Program
Files\Greenstone\collect\pdfcolle" substring in the desired pathname.
> repetition is obviously spurious. Furthermore, the repeated "C:" in the
pathname includes the invalid colon character.
> 2. When trying to use the PagedImagePlugin with some of my own jpg files
which are about 7Mb in size, the build process stops when trying to
process the first file, Windows freezes up and needs to be rebooted. The
problem does not occur when building the "Paged images" example library,
but their image files are far smaller.
> 3. After using the PDFPlugin in connection with a set of PDF scanned
> files with hidden OCR'd text, where the original document was in
multi-columns, and I had set the "complex" plugin option, the resulting
document page displayed by Greenstone included the scanned image of the
page and underneath a black mess about 3 inches wide and 1/4 inches
> resulting from all lines of the text being displayed virtually on top of
> 4. After using the Lucerne indexer when building both the example "Small
HTML collection", as well as a library based on my own text files, if I
conducted a word search then many or all of the documents did NOT
> highlighting of the search term - neither initially nor after pressing
> HIGHLIGHTING" and then "HIGHLIGHTING" again.
> Is anyone else trying to use version 2.82 under Vista?
> Alex Kriwaczek.
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