Re: [greenstone-users] Problem with wvWare on Ubuntu

From xiao
DateSun, 27 May 2007 16:03:41 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Problem with wvWare on Ubuntu
In-Reply-To (4656F11D-40405-unizar-es)
Hi Jesús,

wvWare is what Greenstone uses to convert Word to html format, and is the dynamic link library that is called during the import process. From your description, you probably have installed the binary version of Greenstone. To solve the problem, you could go to, download a binary wvWare and put it in /usr/local/gsdl/bin/linux/. This solution is simple, but it may or may not work because the executable might be linked to libpng3 just as the one in Greenstone distribution.

Alternatively, you could download Greenstone source code and compile it yourself. In particular, you cd to the directory gsdl/packages/wv and run configure and make. And then you would have to manually copy the generated wvWare file to gsdl/bin/linux.  This way, the wv converter would be instructed to look for libpng12 rather than libpng3.


On 5/26/07, Jesús Tramullas <> wrote:
Dear colleagues:

I've installed 2.72 on Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn. But when I try to
process a Word file, GLI says:> Error executing wv converter>/usr/local/gsdl/bin/linux/wvWare: error while loading shared
libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or

After that, I used Synaptic package manager to confirm the library
problem. I've found that libpng3 isn't installed, because is superseded
by libpng12 (that is correctly installed)

Any idea to correct this problem?

Thanks in advance,


"Nunca arriada la bandera"
Ernest Shackleton

Dr. Jesús Tramullas
Depto. Ciencias de la Documentación | Dept. of Information Sciences
Universidad de Zaragoza |

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