|Collection building works in two stages
1. import - which adds files to the import directory
2. Build - which converts the collection so that the greenstone
'receptionist' can search (via indexes)
Import adds files in the import directory to the archive directory -
unless you use the -remove_old flag - in which case it wipes
previously imported files. Please look in the developers manual for
If you are using the GLI(librarian) you may need to switch to 'expert'
mode to gain access to the -remove_old flog in the import options.
I hope this helps.
On 4/16/05, Leho@nq <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I read the article "Greenstone: A Comprehensive Open-Source Digital Library
> Software System" of Prof. Ian H Witten. It said that when updating an
> existing collection, just placed the new file in the import directory, in
> whatever form it is available. And "old material for which GML files have
> previously been created is not re-imported." I tested several times, with
> many options for import process, but existing files still were re-imported
> (and cost lot of time because the existing collection is quite large). Could
> you tell me why, please? (As in an email before, Ms Katherine Don told me
> that there is no other way to add one file into a collection, and should use
> cross collection instead. I trust in her. I just wanna try for more. But it
> didn't work :-) )
> It's quite important for me, so please help me!
> Thank you so much!
> Std. Le Hoang Ngoc Quynh (LÃª HoÃ ng Ngá»□c Quá»³nh)
> Software Engineering Department.
> Faculty of Information Technology
> University of Natural Sciences, VNU - HCMC.
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