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4The following instructions assume the top level Greenstone folder is called
5Greenstone2 (which is the standard name used for Greenstone 2 releases).
6If you have got Greenstone from SVN, the top level directory will be gsdl.
8The Greenstone Librarian Interface (GLI) code will be in the gli folder inside
9the Greenstone2 folder. If you are using SVN and you want to use the GLI to
10build collections, you'll need to check it out by running
11 svn checkout gli
12in the Greenstone2 folder.
14-- Compiling and installing on Unix --
16cd to the top level Greenstone2 directory (i.e. the directory
17where this file lives) and perform the following three steps.
191. ./configure
202. make
213. make install
23This will install the library and oaiserver executables to
25If you want to run Greenstone from a system
26cgi-bin directory you'll need to move the library executable and
27gsdlsite.cfg from Greenstone2/cgi-bin to your system cgi-bin.
29Note that the Greenstone directory structure is important to the operation
30of the software. Therefore the --prefix, --bindir etc. options to configure
31make no sense and will have no effect. If you want Greenstone to be
32installed somewhere specific (say /usr/local) you'll need to move the
33entire Greenstone2 directory there.
35You'll need to install Apache and set it up to serve Greenstone. Then you'll need to edit Greenstone2\cgi-bin\gsdlsite.cfg. See
37for more details.
39To compile the GLI, cd to the gli directory and run
41-- Compiling on Windows --
43Greenstone has been successfully compiled using Microsoft Visual C++
44versions 4.2, 6.0 and 2005. If anyone succeeds in compiling Greenstone with
45another compiler (or another version of VC++) we'd appreciate hearing about
46it at
48The major difference between compiling with VC++ 4.2 compared with
49VC++ 6.0/2005 is that 4.2 must use the STLport standard template library
50(packaged with Greenstone) while VC++ 6.0/2005 may use its own built in
51STL implementation.
53Perform the following steps to compile and install Greenstone. Note that
54some parts of the process described are specific to one or other of the two
55compilation options mentioned above. These steps are marked as such.
571. Unzip the following zip archives (into the directories in which the
58 zip files themselves are contained).
60 * Greenstone2\common-src\indexers\packages\windows\iconv\
61 * Greenstone2\common-src\packages\windows\gdbm\
62 * Greenstone2\common-src\packages\windows\crypt\
63 * Greenstone2\common-src\packages\windows\expat\
64 * Greenstone2\common-src\packages\windows\stlport\ (VC++ 4.2 only)
662. To use VC++ command line tools you may need to execute the
67 MSDEV\BIN\VCVARS32.BAT batch file to set up your environment.
693. cd to the top level Greenstone2 directory (i.e. the directory where
70 this file lives).
724. compile the web library (library.exe) and OAI server (oaiserver.exe) with
73 "nmake /f win32.mak GSDL_VC4=1" (VC++ 4.2)
74 or
75 "nmake /f win32.mak" (VC++ 6.0/2005)
775. compile the local library (server.exe) with
78 "nmake /f win32.mak GSDL_VC4=1 LOCAL_LIBRARY=1" (VC++ 4.2)
79 or
80 "nmake /f win32.mak LOCAL_LIBRARY=1" (VC++ 6.0/2005)
82This will install library.exe and oaiserver.exe to the Greenstone2\cgi-bin
83directory and server.exe to the top level Greenstone2 directory.
85To run the web library you'll need to set up a web server to serve Greenstone. Then you'll need to edit Greenstone2\cgi-bin\gsdlsite.cfg. See
87for more details about using Apache, or
89for more details about using IIS.
91To compile the GLI, cd to the gli directory and run makegli.bat.
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