[greenstone-users] please--help needed installing/running greenstone 2.83 on mac OS X v6.4

From David Lesniaski
DateSat Aug 21 16:59:01 2010
Subject [greenstone-users] please--help needed installing/running greenstone 2.83 on mac OS X v6.4
I'm very sorry to bother you with this...but I have looked and looked
and have not found any documentation or instructions I can understand
about running greenstone on the mac.

I downloaded greenstone v 2.83 from the G download site, and then
installed it on my mac, running OS X 6.4. All I did was click on the
greenstone icon and followed the prompts (I let it install in the
default folder.../users//myname//greenstone....), let it install the
core system, image magick, ghostscript, and enabled the admin pages.
This was exactly the same process when I installed on a Windows machine
earlier today. However, there the similarity ends. The windows version
just required one click to start the program--and it started and worked
just fine. On the mac, I don't even know where to look; there is no
icon anywhere I can find.

I looked at the readme file...and unless I'm really missing something
obvious (which very well could be) there's nothing that tells how to
start the program on the mac. I have been bouncing around various help
pages and the documentation at the NZ site, but everything I find is
pretty old, and the few things I find that are within the past year ...
well, they feel as if I've walked into the middle of a conversation.

At this point I don't even know what I need to know. I get the feeling
I'm supposed to know how to use the terminal program on the mac to ... ?
do something? to ??? the gs2-server.sh file????

I'm new to the mac, and certainly don't know the tricks, but I've used
practically every program on it that I've used on windows, from the
usual office & open office suites to music composing software, and this
is the first time I am completely lost. Indeed, up until now,
everything has run absolutely smoothly. I thought complications like
this happened only in windows!

So, any help anyone can give, please do. Feel free to reply privately
to me at
dlski@visi.com
if you don't want to clutter the list with stuff that probably everyone
knows & has seen time and time again.

Thank you,

David
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