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Re: [swish-e] Symbolic Link ????

From: Lee Anne Caputo <l.caputo(at)>
Date: Wed Dec 03 2008 - 02:55:35 GMT
The documents do reside on a different server.  They are NFS mounted
as /u2/www/documents, which is this directory that I listed previously:

drwxrwxrwx 4 10002 10001 4096 2008-10-23 16:31 documents

The when I run my index, the index is looking at that directory because
it has updated successfully after I ran it.  

I can search from the html page, it'll return docs by date, by filename,
by entering certain words, etc.  But when you click on the link to the
document,  I receive the following error:

The requested URL /documents/docs/cap1_docs/20080617/N00000023817258/N00000023817258_stmt.pdf was not found on this server.

I've read the documentation, and found where I need to create a symbolic
link to the documents.  The problem I'm having is knowing what am I
supposed to be linking to the documents. As I stated in my previous
post, I have swish installed at /u2/www, this is also where I can access
my remote mount (the documents) - /u2/www/documents.  What am I

Thank you much in advance,

Lee Anne

On Tue, 2008-12-02 at 20:08 -0600, Peter Karman wrote:
> Lee Anne Caputo wrote on 12/2/08 4:51 PM:
> > I have Swish-e-2.4.5 installed on Fedora 9.  I have the .html page up, I
> > can search, it returns the document list, but when I click the link I
> > receive the following error:
> > 
> > The requested
> > URL /documents/docs/cap1_docs/20080617/N00000023817258/N00000023817258_stmt.pdf was not found on this server.  
> > 
> > I checked the Swish website and apparently I need to make a symbolic
> > link to the documents.  I just don't know where to place the symbolic
> > link (I'm very new at this).  The documents are located on another
> > server in our office.  I am doing a remote mount to this server from the
> > machine I have swish installed on.  The directory documents is where the
> > documents are located that we need to search and access.
> > 
> > This is my directory where swish is installed - /u2/www/ :
> > 
> > [swish@swish www]$ ll 
> > 
> > total 928452 
> > 
> > drwxrwxr-x 2 swish swish 4096 2008-11-25 18:00 cgi-bin 
> > 
> > drwxrwxrwx 4 10002 10001 4096 2008-10-23 16:31 documents 
> > 
> You need to make the documents available on the FC9 web server. If the docs
> reside on a different server, then a symbolic link is only half the solution;
> the other half is mounting the remote volume on your web server. If your
> document server is also FC9 (or another Unix variant, even Mac OS X), that
> should be easy with NFS. If it Windows, possibly with Samba.
Lee Anne Caputo, Technical Support
Bray & Lunsford, PA

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