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Installing Greenstone3 for OS X Users


Java 1.4 or greater (tick) Set the environment variable JAVA_HOME

 sp:~/greenstone3 spdegabrielle$ sudo emacs /etc/profile

My current /etc/profile

 #For Tomcat
 export JAVA_HOME=/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.5.0/Home
 export CATALINA_HOME=/usr/local/tomcat
 export JAVA_OPTS="-Xmx512M -Xms64M -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8"
Ant 1.6.2 or later 
  * install XCode tools from the apple developer site
 ant -version
 Apache Ant version 1.6.5 compiled on September 12 2006

GDBM… follow the instructions at you will also need to add the path to the gdbm.installed.path property (in

Install Procedure

svn co greenstone3
 {wait for it...}
 cd greenstone3/
 ant prepare
 {read then agree to default build settings **y**}


 Total time: 6 minutes 6 seconds

see if this works…

 ant install
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