[greenstone-users] How to build a "run off CD" collection

From Jeremy Mears
DateMon, 28 Jun 2004 22:06:06 +1000
Subject [greenstone-users] How to build a "run off CD" collection
Hello,

My current project needs to be run off the CD, with nothing being
installed on the host PC. A lot of places nowadays don't let users
install anything on their local drive, so i came up with a way for the
library to run off the CD.

Here's how i got it working:
Export the collection as normal.
Navigate to the tmp directory and the exported collection.
Move the autorun.inf file into the gsdl directory.
Open the autorun.inf with Notepad and change Setup.exe to server.exe.
Save
Make sure there's no cfgsite file in the gsdl folder, if there is
delete it.
Burn just the gsdl directory and it's contents, not the rest of the
stuff.
It should look like this:
bin
collect
etc
images
macros
mappings
net16
net32
server.exe
Autorun.inf

Seems to work so far. Insert the cd into a pc and it'll launch the
server,exe and ask you to enter the library. No installing necessary.
It's not as fast as the installed version, but hey it works. What i
was doing wrong before was including the cfgsite doc on the CD. I
guess it was referring back to the tmp directory on my hard disk. With
it gone i guess it just looks in the local directory.

hope that helps

Jeremy