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From Hitoshi Ozawa <Ozawa_Hito...@ogis-ri.co.jp>
Subject Re: Need Help on setting up ManifoldCF
Date Tue, 14 Feb 2012 23:54:42 GMT
Hi,

I agree with Anupam on getting started with ManifoldCF. I'm thinking of 
writing up a simple quick guide
because many people are having trouble. I think it would help others if 
there was a simple example with
ManifoldCF + Solr + local file + jsp to crawl some files in local 
directory (ManifoldCF documents in PDF?)
and search and display results.

H.Ozawa

(2012/02/15 5:23), Karl Wright wrote:
> Hi Anupam,
>
> Please post emails like this directly to
> connectors-user@incubator.apache.org.  See below for responses.
>
> On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 3:07 PM, Anupam Bhattacharya
> <anupamb82@gmail.com>  wrote:
>    
>> Hello Karl,
>>
>> I am a software programmer in DuPont, Gurgaon, India. Recently, due to the
>> economic instability all over the world the company has decided to go for
>> cheaper Search Engine Applications. Thus we are getting rid of many costly
>> proprietary Search Applications and will be replacing with FAST.
>>
>> Although, I recently came across SOLR search engine&  ManiFoldCF Connector
>> framework. Thus, I am currently driving this effort within my company as i
>> am a big supporter of open source technologies. I started my career in
>> Alfresco CMS and now working on Search Technologies.
>>
>> Currently I am facing lots of initial building/deploying/installing issues.
>> I have already referred the url
>> http://incubator.apache.org/connectors/en_US/how-to-build-and-deploy.html
>> Read it multiple times but still face many issues. I downloaded the latest
>> 0.4 version and it seems the documentation is not up to date on the above
>> link.
>>
>>      
> The online documentation is pertinent to trunk.  The documentation you
> want to use is contained within the 0.4-incubating release.  Go to
> dist/doc and you will see it there.
>
>    
>> Few issues which took me a long time to resolve which can be added in
>> ManifoldCF wiki as learnings for others are listed below:
>> a. No single example is given for running the executecommand.bat with proper
>> arguments. Only list of commands given with parameter defined.
>>      
> I'm not entirely sure I get this.  Do you just want an example in the
> documentation?
>
>    
>> b. Setting where and which file for the property manifoldcf.configfile for deploying
the war on tomcat with Postgresql database.
>>      
> The documentation already tells you that you need to add an
> appropriate -D to your tomcat invocation to point to your
> properties.xml file.  Tomcat documentation differs from version to
> version and platform to platform on how best to do that, and if you
> run under Windows there's even a service wrapper with a configuration
> UI that allows you to set these parameters.  So it's way beyond
> ManifoldCF's mission to describe all that, I think.
>
>    
>> c. I am trying to build the Documentum Connector but came to know that some
>> additional environment variables needs to be added for "DOCUMENTUM".
>> Additionally the latest version of documentum uses dfc.properties file while
>> run.bat look for dctl.ini file.
>>      
> Could you open a ticket in Jira for this issue?
> https://issues.apache.org/jira. It should not be a problem if you
> modify the script temporarily, but we can readily make the script look
> for either of these.
>
>    
>> d. postgresql driver is jdbc3 thus it creates problem with JVM6 or above.
>>      
> We use JDK 6 all the time without problems, so I don't know what you
> are talking about here.
>
>    
>> e. I was getting errors during  the ant build which tries to delete jar
>> files from lib directory. Don't have the source code right now with me thus
>> cant provide the full path.
>>      
> It sounds like you were trying to run ant while you still had
> ManifoldCF processes running from the same tree.
>
>    
>> f. It was advised in the documentation to set MCF_Home for
>> example_multiprocess project but it seems the build of documentum connector
>> refers to this property differently from run.bat.
>>      
> Yes, this was noticed and fixed on trunk recently.
>
>    
>> Can you please update the Apache ManifoldCF website with the latest
>> installation procedures. Also, It will be very kind of you in the meanwhile
>> if you can send few notes for me to head start the configuration of
>> ManifoldCF, with SOLR&  Documentum connector.
>>
>>      
> The documentation online has been updated to be consistent with trunk,
> so if you want to use the trunk version this might be a good
> opportunity to help clarify the documentation.  Either that or you
> will need to stick with the 0.4-incubating release and the
> 0.4-incubating documentation that is part of it; we cannot at this
> time update documentation that has already been released.
>
> Thanks,
> Karl
>
>    
>> Looking forward for your help.
>>
>> Thanks&  Regards
>> Anupam Bhattacharya
>>
>>
>>
>>      
>    



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