Compiling from the source is not a bad way to go anyway. Greenstone isn't huge, and most of the other gslis classes have had at least one group that wanted to write some plugins and do more fancy stuff. Ah, enjoy the true pleasure of open source.
---- Original message ----
>Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2006 09:06:09 +1300
>From: Katherine Don <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: [greenstone-users] Greenstone on a MacBook
>To: Jerome McDonough <email@example.com>
>Firstly, I think you will need to recompile greenstone for an intel Mac
>as we don't provide binaries for that.
>This error sounds like XML Parser error, maybe because expat needs
>recompiling. So try recompiling greenstone and see if that fixes the
>Other things to try:
>You can try running GLI in debug mode - from greenstone/gli directory,
>run 'gli.sh -debug'. Do you get error messages there?
>Try starting up a terminal, cd to greenstone directory, and run 'source
>Then run "pluginfo.pl -xml ConvertToPlug". Do you get XML output? Scroll
>up to the top of it and check that there are no error messages.
>Also, you could try doing command line collection building.
><put the documents into import dir>
><edit etc/collect.cfg if needed>
>mv building index
>Jerome McDonough wrote:
>> I'm having students in one of my courses play with Greenstone on their
>> home machines.
>> Two students with MacBooks have reported that while they can get the
>> Librarian Interface
>> to run, they are having problems transferring documents from their
>> workspace into their collection,
>> getting the following error message:
>> "Unable to determine the arguments for the ConvertToPlug.pm plugin. Please
>> ensure that the plugin in question provides the -xml flag by running the
>> pluginfo.pl script described in section 2.1 of the Greenstone
>> Developers Guide."
>> All of my other OS X users are fine. Is this just a matter of needing
>> to recompile Greenstone
>> to work on OS X with an Intel chip, or does this look like something
>> else? As far as I can tell,
>> they've got through all the installation steps correctly.
>> Jerome McDonough, Asst. Professor
>> Graduate School of Library & Information Science
>> University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
>> 501 E. Daniel Street, Room 202
>> Champaign, IL 61820
>> (217) 244-5916
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