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MacOS-X – Download and Installation

MacOS-X installation: Download the g-zipped tar archive: cd2browse_105.tgz Make sure Perl, ImageMagick and Perl Magick is installed. Unfortunately ImageMagick needs to be compiled for exactly the Perl version installed, to get PerlMagick running. On the reference installation it was necessary to compile ImageMagick from source. Installing PerlMagickusing MacPorts can therefore be problematic. Make sure xpdf is installed. Eventually you can use MacPorts to use the Windows binaries. If you want to index MS Office files, make sure catdoc is installed – if not, download and install from: and compile it according to the package information. Make sure xpdf and catdoc is running form the command line – therefore these programs need to be covered by the “path” variabe of the shell. To modify the path variable, you may edit .profile and/or .bashrc . If you used MacPorts, the path “opt/var/bin is likely the correct path to include. Install the necessary perl modules. If your distribution does not contain the necessary perl modules, you can download them from cpan.
In this case Type:
cpan <enter>
when you do this for the first time, you need to answer some questions – in most cases, the default settings should be sufficient.
When cpan shows its prompt, type:
cpan> install CGI::FastTemlate
<——- The Module will be searched on the internet and installed
cpan> install File::Mirror <——- same
cpan> install Module::Load::Conditional <——- same
cpan> install HTML::Strip <——- same
cpan> install Tk <——- same
cpan> install MP3::Info <——- same
cpan> quitUnpack the gnu zipped tar archive to the root (/) directory.Install the file, and CD2browse.hlp somewhere in your file tree. By default it goes to /var/opt/cd2browse  – you may copy the perl scripts to /usr/local/bin
Alternatively you can instruct your shell to search for executables also in /var/opt/cd2browse by adding this path in the “path” variable of your shell.Install the skeleton and template files to /var/opt/cd2browse – this is the default path – to change the default path, change the variable section of or create a Environment Variable named “C2BPATH” containing the path to the templates.
With perl <path to>/ you start the GUI (if the PATH has not been set it may help to first change the directory to /var/opt/cd2browseTo test, type: perl <path to>/

If you see the following message, you have successfully installed cd2browse:

usage: perl -p <path to index> [-n -m -t -s -i -x -r -q -v]


-i  do not index images(all over the file tree)
-m  maxwidh of the preview image (default=800)
-n  (re) calculate no images to save cpu time
-q  be quiet – do not output progress information
-r  do not use offline sort – needs a different template page.tpl
-s  size of the thumbnails (default=90×90)
-t  title
-v  do not create folder navigation in the page section
-x  do not extact title from pdf file (all over the file tree)
Many thanks to Jörg Gier, who worked out the MAxOS-X installation

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