[OPEN-ILS-DEV] Evergreen Client issue

Brandon W. Uhlman brandon.uhlman at bclibrary.ca
Thu Feb 21 11:17:10 EST 2008

Hi, Robert.

This comes up frquently on the list, and there are probably a few  
messages in the archives, but I'll spoil the fun of the search. I  
tried writing my own answer too, but it was incomprehensible even to  
me. So here's what Jason Etheridge from Equinox wrote on this same  
problem back in October....

You'll need for a directory with the same name as the build id to
exist on your server in (assuming defaults) /openils/var/web/xul/, and
that directory should contain a matching staff client build.

The build id can be verified in the About window of the staff client  
(first line), which can be reached from the login screen.

So if your build id is 3, then you'll need a /openils/var/web/xul/3/,
which should also contain a server/ directory.  This 3 could be a
symlink to another build if desired.

Does this make sense?

Here's the pertinent wiki page:

In brief, you compile the client, and some files get generated in
ILS/Open-ILS/xul/staff_client/build/.  If the build id is 3, then the
contents of that build directory would go into /openils/var/web/xul/3/
on your Evergreen server.  That same build/ directory would also be
used for the local part of the staff client.


Hopefully, this is some help.

Brandon Uhlman
Project Sitka, BC

Quoting Robert Nix <glibrarysystem at gmail.com>:

> I currently have Evergreen up and running, thanks to John Schmidt, but when
> I try to connect to my Evergreen server using the Evergreen client
> it says that my server doesn't support this version of the client. I get a
> 200 code for status but a 404 not found for the version. Is anyone else
> having this issue? I am running Debian Etch on the server with installs from
> John Schmidt's scripts, so Evergreen version The client I'm trying
> to use is on Windows XP and it is version Any help on this issue
> would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
> Robert

Brandon W. Uhlman, Systems Consultant
Public Library Services Branch
Ministry of Education
Government of British Columbia
605 Robson Street, 5th Floor
Vancouver, BC  V6B 5J3

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