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From Karl Wright <daddy...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Need Help on setting up ManifoldCF
Date Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:02:39 GMT
By all means, please go ahead.  Solr has a tutorial - maybe something
like that would be appropriate?

Karl

On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 6:54 PM, Hitoshi Ozawa
<Ozawa_Hitoshi@ogis-ri.co.jp> wrote:
> 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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