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URL: ftp://ls6-www.informatik.uni-dortmund.de/pub/wais/FAQ

1) What is freeWAIS-sf?
1.1) What does 'stemming' mean?
1.2) What does 'soundex' mean?
2) Where to get ...
2.1) Most of the ftp accessable Stuff is mirrored on different
2.2) Where can I get this list (freeWAIS-sf-faq)
2.3) Where can I get the comp.infosystems.wais FAQ
2.4) What is the current Version of freeWAIS-sf?
2.5) Where can I get some Documentation?
2.6) Where can i get examples of this $#@ format files?
3) Is there ...?
3.1) Is there and Emacs client for freeWAIS-sf?
3.2) Is there an X11 client for freeWAIS-sf
3.3) Does the X client compile with X11R6
3.4) Is there a WWW gateway dedicated for usage with freeWAIS-sf?
4) Can I ...
4.1) How must a field name look like?
5) How can I ...
5.1) How can I index index mails?
5.2) How can I index HTML entities?
5.3) How can I force 'c++' to appear in the index?
5.4) How can I index HTML files?
5.5) How can I index my http server?
5.6) How can I index my ftp server?
5.7) How to remove a file from index ?
5.8) How should I maintain WAIS indexes?
5.9) How can I search for the date specified in the layout.
6) Trouble ...
6.1) waisindex dumps core when it reads more than 20 filenames from
stdin.
6.2) Hey, is directory-of-servers at quake.think.com down or what?
6.3) Compilation of the ctype directory does not work!
6.4) warning: couldn't open database.syn -translation disabled.
7) Does freeWAIS-sf run on ....
8) Does freeWAIS-sf work with ...
8.1) Can i use other wais clients to query a freeWAIS-sf server?
8.2) Can i link freeWAIS-sf with gopher?
8.3) Gopher Error: Nothing Available!
8.4) Can i link freeWAIS-sf with Mosaic?
8.5) Can i link freeWAIS-sf with the cern httpd?
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1) What is freeWAIS-sf?

1.1) What does 'stemming' mean?
1.2) What does 'soundex' mean?

FreeWAIS-sf is an extension of the
freeWAIS software provided by the the Clearinghouse for Networked
Information Discovery and Retrieval (CNIDR). The SF suffix in the
software name stands for ßtructured fields," an indexing and search
feature which distinguishes this software from its predecessors.

It is based on the version 0.202 of this software but includes and
enhances much of what freeWAIS-0.3 contains.

Major extensions of FreeWAIS-sf include:

Introduction of text, date, and numeric field structures
within a document, which allows a document to be indexed
using potentially overlapping fields.

Support for complex Boolean searches (a query parser is
integrated in the server).

Stemming and phonetic coding may be switched on and off for
each individual field.

Definition of document format and layout of the headlines are
now configurable by a new specification language based on
regular expressions. No C-code must be written to index new
document types.

Installation procedure now just requires running a sh script
and answering simple questions. The script is generated using
the GNU autoconf utility. No Makefile sets for individual
systems are necessary. For development purposes, additional
Imakefiles are provided since the Makefiles do not contain
dependencies

Support for country specific character sets (8-Bit)

Lots of bug fixes.

All changes are restricted to the indexer and server to allow
existing clients to query FreeWAIS-sf databases. Document types
contained in the original distribution remain intact. You can use
FreeWAIS-sf as you would use original freeWAIS or take advantage of
its enhanced features.

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Subject: 1.1) What does 'stemming' mean?

Stemming in a field means, that every word is reduced to its word
stemm, before it is added to or search in the index. This way
'computer', 'computing' and 'computers' are treated identically.

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Subject: 1.2) What does 'soundex' mean?

Like stemming, every word is mapped to its soundex code before
added to or search in the index. Equal or similar sounding words
are treated as if tey were identical.

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Subject: 2) Where to get ...

2.1) Most of the ftp accessable Stuff is mirrored on different
2.2) Where can I get this list (freeWAIS-sf-faq)
2.3) Where can I get the comp.infosystems.wais FAQ
2.4) What is the current Version of freeWAIS-sf?
2.5) Where can I get some Documentation?
2.6) Where can i get examples of this $#@ format files?

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Subject: 2.1) Most of the ftp accessable Stuff is mirrored on different
sites. Please check archie or one of the sites below. The load on
our server is growing out of bounds. We had to close it for the
public - for the big files at least. Since all Packets are routed
over the EUnet site, it will be faster to get the stuff from there
as from ls6-www.


ftp.maxwell.syr.edu
/infosystems/wais/FreeWAIS-sf/freeWAIS-sf-2.0/
ftp.germany.eu.net
/pub/infosystems/wais/Unido-LS6/freeWAIS-sf-2.0/
ftp.switch.ch
/mirror/wais/servers/sf-alpha/freeWAIS-sf-2.0/
ftp.leo.org
/pub/comp/infosys/wais/freeWAIS/freeWAIS-sf-2.0/


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Subject: 2.2) Where can I get this list (freeWAIS-sf-faq)

ftp://ls6-www.informatik.uni-dortmund.de/pub/wais/FAQ
http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/wais-faq/freeWAIS-sf/faq.html

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Subject: 2.3) Where can I get the comp.infosystems.wais FAQ


http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/wais-faq/getting-started/faq.html

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Subject: 2.4) What is the current Version of freeWAIS-sf?

The latest release of freeWAIS-sf is 2.0 from September 1995.

The jump from 1.2 in the release number is due to technical
problems when I switched to metaconfig for configuration and
installation.

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Subject: 2.5) Where can I get some Documentation?

Write some - and share! Especially extensions to the Texinfo manual
are very welcome.

A paper I wrote:
http://www.igd.fhg.de/www/www95/papers/47/fwsf/fwsf.html

The Texinfo-Manual:
http://ls6-www.informatik.uni-dortmund.de/freeWAIS-sf/
ftp://ls6-www.informatik.uni-dortmund.de/pub/wais/freeWAIS-sf-2.0/fwsf.*
36680 Jun 29 15:39 /home/robots/ftp/pub/wais/freeWAIS-sf-1.2/fwsf.dvi.gz
25319 Jun 29 15:39 /home/robots/ftp/pub/wais/freeWAIS-sf-1.2/fwsf.info.gz
78828 Jun 29 15:39 /home/robots/ftp/pub/wais/freeWAIS-sf-1.2/fwsf.ps.gz
26054 Jun 29 15:38 /home/robots/ftp/pub/wais/freeWAIS-sf-1.2/fwsf.texi.gz

Documentation is still rudimentary. Any volonteers for writing
parts of a more verbose ;-) documentation?

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Subject: 2.6) Where can i get examples of this $#@ format files?

You can fetch examples from
ftp://ls6-www.informatik.uni-dortmund.de/pub/wais/fmt-examples



223 Jun 14 1994 Douglas.fde
717 Jun 14 1994 Douglas.fmt
3026 Jun 14 1994 Douglas.text
849 Aug 19 1994 HCIBIB.fmt
667 Jun 10 1994 HCIIR.fmt
158 Apr 13 1995 WRb.fde
969 Apr 13 1995 WRb.fmt
3049 Apr 13 1995 WRb.text
849 Aug 19 1994 bibdb-html.fmt
844 Aug 19 1994 demo.fmt
143 Jun 10 1994 ftp-pages.fmt
849 Aug 19 1994 irdigest.fmt
838 Aug 19 1994 journals.fmt
483 Apr 18 1995 proxy-html.fmt
3826 Oct 9 11:39 test.fmt
675 Oct 11 21:22 www-pages.fmt

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Subject: 3) Is there ...?

3.1) Is there and Emacs client for freeWAIS-sf?
3.2) Is there an X11 client for freeWAIS-sf
3.3) Does the X client compile with X11R6
3.4) Is there a WWW gateway dedicated for usage with freeWAIS-sf?

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Subject: 3.1) Is there and Emacs client for freeWAIS-sf?

Yes the client comes with the source distribution. It is
auto-magically configured in the installation procedure.

It is installed in $DESTDIR/lib/emacs/lisp:



75261 Nov 3 14:53 wais.el

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Subject: 3.2) Is there an X11 client for freeWAIS-sf

Yes the client comes with the source distribution. It is
auto-magically configured in the installation procedure.

Application defaults are auto-magically generated and installed in
It is installed in $DESTDIR/lib:
512 Oct 6 19:22 X11
2106 Oct 6 19:28 XwaisHELP
6218 Oct 6 19:28 XwaisqHELP
512 Oct 6 19:11 emacs
514228 Oct 25 14:23 freewais-sf
2078 Nov 3 14:53 libftw.a
481648 Nov 3 14:53 libwais.a

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Subject: 3.3) Does the X client compile with X11R6

Yes it does.

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Subject: 3.4) Is there a WWW gateway dedicated for usage with freeWAIS-sf?

Yes it's called SFgate and can be found on the ftp server
ftp://ls6-www.informatik.uni-dortmund.de/pub/wais/

You can see it run at
http://ls6-www.informatik.uni-dortmund.de/SFgate/bibdb-html. The SF
icon leads to some documentation about SFgate.

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Subject: 4) Can I ...

4.1) How must a field name look like?


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Subject: 4.1) How must a field name look like?

A field name must be composed of alpha characters only and must
have at least 2 characters.

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Subject: 5) How can I ...

5.1) How can I index index mails?
5.2) How can I index HTML entities?
5.3) How can I force 'c++' to appear in the index?
5.4) How can I index HTML files?
5.5) How can I index my http server?
5.6) How can I index my ftp server?
5.7) How to remove a file from index ?
5.8) How should I maintain WAIS indexes?
5.9) How can I search for the date specified in the layout.

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Subject: 5.1) How can I index index mails?

cd to your wais source directory (e.g. ~/wais-sources)

Create a mail.fmt file like the following:

record-sep: /^From / # alternatively use your mail-separartor
layout:
headline: /^From: / /\J/ 20 /^From: ./
headline: /^Subject: / /\J/ 80 /^Subject: ./

region: /^From: /
from SOUNDEX LOCAL TEXT BOTH
end: /$/

region: /^Subject: /
subject stemming TEXT BOTH
end: /$/

Run 'waisindex -d mail -t fields <files>'

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Subject: 5.2) How can I index HTML entities?

You can specify country specific characters during configuration.
This is (currently) the place to customize the delimiter set. Other
way round: You can specify, which chars make up words.

You can "misuse" this feature to force special characters ('-',
'+', ...) to be treated as parts of words.

If you insist on indexing things like 'Universit&auml;t', you
should enter '&;' as country specific characters:

You can compile freeWASI-sf with it's own ctype package. You
should do this, if you want to use special (country specific)
chars, which are not supported by your systems ctype.
Use your systems ctype (no)?
>
Ok, will use my own ctype


I will now ask for your special letters. If you do not want
to give the now, edit Default.tmpl after this configure run.
Input your upper case letters in the same order than your
lower case letters. toupper() and tolower() depend on this
order. Input letters which are upper and lower case in both
strings.
what are your lower case letters (äöüß)?
> &;
what are your upper case letters (ÄÖÜß)?
> &;

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Subject: 5.3) How can I force 'c++' to appear in the index?

See question 'How can I index HTML entities ?'

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Subject: 5.4) How can I index HTML files?

First decide which TYPE your documents should have:

1) If you want your WAIS server to deliver documents, TYPE
should be HTML.


Your command line should *start*:

waisindex -T HTML ...

Then go along as with other databases. You can use type
field (-t field) in addition to the -T flags.

2) If you want an http server to deliver documents, TYPE should
be URL. You must tell waisindex, how the URL of the files
should be composed. This is done by specifying the prefix
to be removed from the file path and a prefix to add:

Your command line should *start*:

waisindex -t URL what-to-trim what-to-add ...


Note: If you have compiled with the modified URL handling
(Questioned during configure) you can customize the headline also
with document type URL. But currently only SFgate can handle such
databases. The default handling is to put the URL in the headline.

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Subject: 5.5) How can I index my http server?

See question 'How can I index HTML files?' first.

Lets assume, your servers pages reside in directory
'/home/robots/www/pages'. Your servers URL might be
'http://myserver/'. The database will be named 'www-pages'.

An easy format file (www-pages.fmt) would be:

record-sep: /\n\n/ # never matches


layout:
headline: /<[Tt][Ii][Tt][Ll][Ee]>/ /<\/[Tt][Ii][Tt][Ll][Ee]>/ 80
/<[Tt][Ii][Tt][Ll][Ee]> *./
end:


region: /<[Hh][Tt][Mm][Ll]>/
stemming TEXT GLOBAL
end: /<.[Bb][Oo][Dd][Yy]>/

Then call

waisindex -t URL /home/robots/www/pages http://myserver \
-d www-pages -t fields \
`find /home/robots/www/pages -type f -name "*.html" -print`

If you do not have the modified URL handling compiled in, the
headline always contains the URL. With the modified handling,
headlines contain the title string of the HTML document, if there
is any.

An example database is running at
http://ls6-www.informatik.uni-dortmund.de/SFgate/www-pages rsp.
wais://ls6-www.informatik.uni-dortmund.de/www-pages.

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Subject: 5.6) How can I index my ftp server?

See 'How can I index my http server?'.

waisindex -t URL /home/robots/www/pages ftp://myserver \
-d ftp-files -t fields \
`find /home/robots/ftp/pub -type f -name "*.txt"`

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Subject: 5.7) How to remove a file from index ?

You cannot remove files from the index. The index is add only (-a).
But you can remove the source files referenced in the index. These
files are silently ignored. The makedb program in the distribution
emulates a sort of deletion.

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Subject: 5.8) How should I maintain WAIS indexes?

Use the makedb program in the distribution. See the manual to learn
about it.

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Subject: 5.9) How can I search for the date specified in the layout.

The bad news is: you can't. The good is: you can define a field as
data field with 2.0 PL 29 or higher.

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Subject: 6) Trouble ...

6.1) waisindex dumps core when it reads more than 20 filenames from
stdin.
6.2) Hey, is directory-of-servers at quake.think.com down or what?
6.3) Compilation of the ctype directory does not work!
6.4) warning: couldn't open database.syn -translation disabled.

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Subject: 6.1) waisindex dumps core when it reads more than 20 filenames from stdin.

There is a hardcoded limit of 20 filenames (BLOCK_FILES_FROM_STDIN)
in ir/waisindex.c which is not even checked for overruns (shudder).
Either increase that value or use the patch01 for freeWAIS-sf-1.1
wich allows for an arbitrary number of filenames:


ftp://ls6-www.informatik.uni-dortmund.de/pub/wais/freeWAIS-sf-1.1/patch01.gz

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Subject: 6.2) Hey, is directory-of-servers at quake.think.com down or what?

Yes it is. Use directory-of-servers at cnidir.org or
server.wais.com instead.

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Subject: 6.3) Compilation of the ctype directory does not work!

If you see something like the following

gcc -c -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -g mkctype.c
mkctype.c: In function `main':
mkctype.c:115: parse error before character 0344
mkctype.c:116: parse error before character 0304

You probably have sed metacharacters (like '&') defined as country
specific characters. Escape them with a double '\'!

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Subject: 6.4) warning: couldn't open database.syn -translation disabled.

I get the following error:
929: 1: ... -2: warning: couldn't open database.syn -translation disabled.
Is this a bad thing?

No it just tells you, that a file database.syn could not be found
and therefore the synonym table is empty. If you did not intend to
use synonym tables, you are perfect ok.

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Subject: 7) Does freeWAIS-sf run on ....

We got UDP packets from freeWAIS-sf servers running on the
following os/hw/cc combinations:


A/UX 3.1 mc68040 gcc 1.0
A/UX 3.1.1 mc68030 gcc 1.0
A/UX 3.1.1 mc68040 gcc 1.0, 1.1
AIX 2 ******** cc 0.9.10, 1.0, 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2, 1.2-pre8, 1.2-pre9, 2.0.16
AIX 2 ******** gcc 1.0, 1.2-pre8
BOSX 2 0001849841 cc 1.1
BSD/386 1.0 i386 gcc 1.0
BSD/386 1.1 i386 gcc 1.0, 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2-pre8
BSD/OS 2.0 i386 gcc 1.0, 1.1, 1.2-pre9
BSD/OS 2.0 i386 gcc 1.42 2.0.21
BSD/OS 2.0 i386 gcc 2.6.3 1.2-pre10
BSD/OS 2.0.1 i386 gcc 1.0, 1.1, 1.2-pre8, 1.2-pre9
DYNIX/ptx 4.0 i386 cc 1.1.1
FreeBSD 1.1.5(RELE i386 gcc 1.0
FreeBSD 1.1.5.1(RE i386 gcc 1.0, 1.1, 1.1.2
FreeBSD 2.0-RELEAS i386 gcc 1.0, 1.1
FreeBSD 2.0.5-RELE i386 gcc 1.0, 1.1, 1.2-pre8, 1.2-pre9
FreeBSD 2.0.950412 i386 gcc 1.2-pre8
HI-OSF/1-M R2.0 hitm cc 1.2-pre10
HP-UX A.09.00 9000/822 gcc 1.0
HP-UX A.09.01 9000/710 gcc 1.0, 1.1, 1.1.2
HP-UX A.09.01 9000/715 gcc 1.0, 1.1, 1.1.2
HP-UX A.09.01 9000/720 gcc 1.0
HP-UX A.09.01 9000/720 gcc 2.4.4 1.2
HP-UX A.09.01 9000/730 gcc 1.1.2, 1.2
HP-UX A.09.01 9000/755 gcc 1.0
HP-UX A.09.01 9000/755 gcc 2.5.8 1, 1.2
HP-UX A.09.03 9000/712 gcc 1.1
HP-UX A.09.03 9000/715 unknown 1.1
HP-UX A.09.03 9000/720 gcc 1.1
HP-UX A.09.04 9000/806 gcc 2.4.5 1.2
HP-UX A.09.04 9000/816 gcc 1.0
HP-UX A.09.04 9000/816 gcc 2.6.3 1.
HP-UX A.09.04 9000/847 gcc 1.1
HP-UX A.09.04 9000/847 gcc 2.6.3 1.
HP-UX A.09.04 9000/887 gcc 1.0
HP-UX A.09.05 9000/712 gcc 2.6.3 1.
HP-UX A.09.05 9000/715 cc 1.0, 1.1
HP-UX A.09.05 9000/715 gcc 1.0
HP-UX A.09.05 9000/725 gcc 1.1
HP-UX A.09.05 9000/735 gcc 1.0, 1.1
HP-UX A.09.05 9000/735 gcc 2.6.0 1, 1.2
IRIX 4.0.5F IP20 gcc 1.0
IRIX 4.0.5H IP20 gcc 1.0
IRIX 5.2 IP12 cc 1.0, 1.1
IRIX 5.2 IP12 gcc 1.0, 1.1
IRIX 5.2 IP17 cc 1.1
IRIX 5.2 IP17 gcc 1.1, 1.1.2
IRIX 5.2 IP19 cc 1.0, 1.1
IRIX 5.2 IP20 cc 1.0, 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.2
IRIX 5.2 IP22 cc 1.0, 1.1, 1.2-pre8
IRIX 5.2 IP22 gcc 1.0, 1.1, 1.1.2
IRIX 5.3 IP12 cc 1.1, 1.1.2, 2.0.39
IRIX 5.3 IP12 gcc 1.1
IRIX 5.3 IP17 gcc 1.1, 1.1.2
IRIX 5.3 IP19 gcc 1.0, 1.1
IRIX 5.3 IP20 cc 1.0, 1.1
IRIX 5.3 IP20 gcc 1.2
IRIX 5.3 IP22 cc 1.0, 1.1, 1.2-pre10, 1.2-pre8, 2.0.39
IRIX 5.3 IP22 gcc 1.0, 1.0.10, 1.1
IRIX 5.3 IP22 gcc 2.7.0 1.2-pre8, 2.0.35
Linux 1.0.8 i386 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.0.8 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.0.9 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.0.9 i486 gcc 2.5.8 1.2-pre8, 2.0.39
Linux 1.0.9 i586 gcc 1.1
Linux 1.1.18 i486 gcc 1.0, 1.1
Linux 1.1.18 i486 gcc 2.5.8 1.2-pre8
Linux 1.1.18 i586 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.33 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.45 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.47 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.47 i586 gcc 1.1
Linux 1.1.49 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.50 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.50 i586 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.51 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.52 i486 gcc 1.0, 1.1
Linux 1.1.54 i486 gcc 1.1
Linux 1.1.55 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.57 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.59 i386 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.59 i486 gcc 1.0, 1.1, 1.1.2
Linux 1.1.59 i486 gcc 2.5.8 1.2-pre8, 1.2-pre9, 2.0.35, 2.0.39
Linux 1.1.59 i586 gcc 1.0, 1.1
Linux 1.1.60 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.61 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.62 i486 gcc 1.0, 1.1
Linux 1.1.62 i486 gcc 2.5.8 1.2, 1.2-pre8
Linux 1.1.64 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.65 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.70 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.70 i586 gcc 1.1
Linux 1.1.72 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.73 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.73 i586 gcc 1.0, 1.1
Linux 1.1.75 i486 gcc 1.0, 1.1
Linux 1.1.81 i486 gcc 1.1
Linux 1.1.82 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.83 i486 gcc 1.1
Linux 1.1.83 i486 gcc 2.5.8 1.2-pre8
Linux 1.1.83 i586 gcc 1.1
Linux 1.1.84 i486 gcc 1.1
Linux 1.1.85 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.86 i486 gcc 1.1, 1.1.2
Linux 1.1.86 i586 gcc 1.1.1
Linux 1.1.87 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.88 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.1.94 i486 gcc 1.1
Linux 1.1.95 i486 gcc 1.1
Linux 1.2.0 i386 gcc 2.5.8 1.2-pre8
Linux 1.2.0 i486 gcc 1.0, 1.1.1, 1.1.2
Linux 1.2.0 i586 gcc 2.6.3 1.2-pre9
Linux 1.2.1 i386 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.2.1 i386 gcc 2.6.3 1.2-pre8
Linux 1.2.1 i486 gcc 1.0, 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2
Linux 1.2.1 i486 gcc 2.6.3 1.2-pre10, 2.0.5
Linux 1.2.1 i586 gcc 1.1, 1.2
Linux 1.2.1 i586 gcc 2.6.3 1.2-pre8, 2.0.35
Linux 1.2.10 i386 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.2.10 i486 gcc 2.5.8 1.2-pre8, 2.0.16
Linux 1.2.10 i486 gcc 2.6.3 1.2-pre9
Linux 1.2.11 i486 gcc 1.1
Linux 1.2.11 i586 gcc 1.1
Linux 1.2.11 i586 gcc 2.5.8 1.2-pre9
Linux 1.2.12 i486 gcc 1.1
Linux 1.2.13 i486 gcc 1.0, 1.1
Linux 1.2.13 i486 gcc 2.5.8 2.0.39
Linux 1.2.13 i486 gcc 2.6.3 2.0.39
Linux 1.2.13 i586 gcc 2.5.8 2.0.39
Linux 1.2.13 i586 gcc 2.6.2 2.0.16
Linux 1.2.3 i486 gcc 1.0, 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2
Linux 1.2.3 i486 gcc 2.6.3 1.2-pre8, 1.2-pre9, 2.0.39
Linux 1.2.3 i486 gcc 2.7.0 1.2-pre8
Linux 1.2.3 i586 gcc 1.1
Linux 1.2.4 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.2.4 i586 gcc 1.1
Linux 1.2.5 i486 gcc 1.1
Linux 1.2.5 i586 gcc 1.1
Linux 1.2.5 i586 gcc 2.6.3 1.2-pre8
Linux 1.2.6 i486 gcc 1.0
Linux 1.2.6 i586 gcc 1.1
Linux 1.2.7 i486 gcc 1.1
Linux 1.2.7 i486 gcc 2.6.3 2.0.39
Linux 1.2.8 i386 gcc 1.1
Linux 1.2.8 i486 gcc 1.0, 1.1, 1.1.2
Linux 1.2.8 i486 gcc 2.5.8 1.2-pre8
Linux 1.2.8 i486 gcc 2.6.2 1.2
Linux 1.2.8 i486 gcc 2.6.3 1.2-pre9, 2.0.35, 2.0.39
Linux 1.2.8 i486 gcc 2.7.0 2.0.35
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Subject: 8) Does freeWAIS-sf work with ...

8.1) Can i use other wais clients to query a freeWAIS-sf server?
8.2) Can i link freeWAIS-sf with gopher?
8.3) Gopher Error: Nothing Available!
8.4) Can i link freeWAIS-sf with Mosaic?
8.5) Can i link freeWAIS-sf with the cern httpd?

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Subject: 8.1) Can i use other wais clients to query a freeWAIS-sf server?

Yes, all clients running the wais protocol (z39.50 V1 + adds) can
query an freeWAIS-sf server.

There is only one small incompatibility, which can be enabled
during installation of freeWAIS-sf (default is: run compatible).
This modification only applies to the document type URL and allows
to customize the headline. The original handling uses the headline
to store the URL. The modified freeWAIS-sf puts the URL in the
document id field. But this handling currently is only supported by
SFgate.

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Subject: 8.2) Can i link freeWAIS-sf with gopher?

Yes. Details for linking with gopher 2.1.1 and gopher 2.016 cand be
found on the http server:
http://ls6-www.informatik.uni-dortmund.de/freeWAIS-sf/

Since freeWAIS-sf uses the same protocol than other wais systems
linking with them is ok - as long as you use only the protocol part
and do not try to do searches calling internal functions.

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Subject: 8.3) Gopher Error: Nothing Available!

Do a "waisindex -export ...". It is important that the host and
port information is compiled into the *.src file, EVEN IF THE
SEARCHES ARE LOCAL! I have my gopher, wais , and all the databases
all on the same machine. It is also important that the waisserver
is running.

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Subject: 8.4) Can i link freeWAIS-sf with Mosaic?

Yes. No details yet - but it is not hard to do ;-)

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Subject: 8.5) Can i link freeWAIS-sf with the cern httpd?

Direct WAIS access for CERN httpd 3.0 is easy to provide with
freeWAIS-sf 1.1. The only thing you need to do is rename the WAIS
libraries in CERN httpd Makefile's.

If you're a lucky guy and your system supports imake, you need to:


Retrieve Rainer Klute's Imake extension to CERN httpd 3.0:
ftp://ftp.germany.eu.net/pub/infosystems/www/cern/WWW-Imake.tar.gz

Replace WWW.cf in the top-level directory with this code in
http://ls6-www.informatik.uni-dortmund.de/freeWAIS-sf/section3_13.html

Update the location of your freeWAIS-sf code in WWW.cf
(variable WAISDIR)

If your system doesn't support imake, you need to update manually
the WAIS libraries in the Makefile pertaining to your architecture
and the top-level Makefile. And think about how easy life would be
if only you had imake.


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