Thomas Bartolucci | 2 Sep 14:06 2005

Addref Question

I thought I had addref working but it's not working right at all. I'm 
using the following command:

refdbc -c stdout -u user -w passwd -C addref -d database < tempref.ris

with the attached input file and it enters into the database but all as 
one line. As if it's all the Author or something.

Any suggestions would be great.
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Barbara Rauch | 3 Sep 22:26 2005
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Support for private notes?

Hi there,

I've recently been looking into different reference management systems
out there, and RefDB seems to come closest to the requirements of our
group, so we will probably start to use it soon to share our references
(well done to all developers!).

I was wondering about one point of the functionality though. Is it
possible to restrict the display of notes such that a user can only see
his/her own notes? I mean an enforced restriction, not an optional
switch.

In more detail:
If I understand things correctly, notes (like references) are associated
to the user who created them, and the retrieval with getnote can be
restricted to the current user's notes with the switch -P.

However, this switch is optional. While this isn't a major requirement,
we would quite like to give users the option to keep private notes
associated with a reference, and this could e.g. be done by enforcing
the -P switch, if this is possible. (Actually, ideally one would be able
to specify on a per-note basis if this should be private or not, but for
our current needs we'd be OK if we could keep all notes private.)

From what I've seen in the manual, I don't think there's any way to
provide this restriction, except through a customised interface which
always uses the -P switch (but then the command-line interface would
still allow access).

In case I have missed something in the manual or the list's archives,
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Markus Hoenicka | 5 Sep 09:57 2005
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Re: Support for private notes?

Hi,

this feature is certainly of interest. It has been added to the wishlist a while
ago, see

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=907914&group_id=26091&atid=385994

I've resumed working on RefDB after I was completely absorbed by managing the
long overdue libdbi and libdbi-drivers updates. I'll look into the extended
permissions as soon as time permits. I'm still open to suggestions how to
handle the "opt-in" and "opt-out" mechanisms mentioned in the link above. I'd
appreciate to hear your opinion about this issue.

regards,
Markus

Barbara Rauch <Barbara.Rauch <at> lsv.uni-saarland.de> was heard to say:

> In case I have missed something in the manual or the list's archives,
> could somebody confirm that it's currently not possible? And if it
> isn't, is this something of interest which might be worth implementing
> in the future?

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Richard MAHONEY | 6 Sep 05:31 2005
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Compile failure | refdb-0.9.5 | refdbd.c:42:54: dbi/dbi.h: No such file or directory

Readers,

I'm trying to install `refdb-0.9.5' from `refdb-starterkit-0.9.5' and
am unable to complete the compile with `gmake', presumably as I have not
run `configure' with all of the needed options. The compile always 
fails in the same place:

.
.
.
refdbd.c:42:54: dbi/dbi.h: No such file or directory
.
.
.

dbi/dbi.h &c. all live in:

bash-3.00$ ls -l /export/home/ieb/include/dbi
total 48
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root        3342 Sep  1 12:42 dbd.h
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root        5913 Sep  1 12:42 dbi-dev.h
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root       13371 Sep  1 12:42 dbi.h

The trouble is that I can't seem to get `refdbd.c' &c. to find them.

I'd appreciate any assistance as I'm at a bit of a loss. To help, I've
attached
the configure log (refdb-0.9.5-configure.log) and make log 
(refdb-0.9.5-gmake.log).

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Markus Hoenicka | 6 Sep 08:24 2005
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Compile failure | refdb-0.9.5 | refdbd.c:42:54: dbi/dbi.h: No such file or directory

Hi,

Richard MAHONEY writes:
 > dbi/dbi.h &c. all live in:
 > 
 > bash-3.00$ ls -l /export/home/ieb/include/dbi

gcc won't look there for include file until you tell it so. Try
running configure like this:

./configure <other options> CFLAGS="-I/export/home/ieb/include"

The same problem may apply later to the location of libraries. Let me
know how far you get.

regards,
Markus

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Barbara Rauch | 5 Sep 19:34 2005
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Re: Support for private notes?

Am Mo 05.09.2005 09:57 schrieb Markus Hoenicka
<markus.hoenicka <at> mhoenicka.de>:
>
> http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=907914&group_id=26091&atid=385994
[...]
> I'm still open to suggestions how to
> handle the "opt-in" and "opt-out" mechanisms mentioned in the link
> above. I'd
> appreciate to hear your opinion about this issue.

Hi Markus,

thanks for your reply, I'd missed that change request, sorry. So this is
good news, it'd be great to see this feature implemented soon.

Regarding the "opt-in" vs "opt-out" mechanism: I wouldn't have a strong
preference, but I guess a public default, i.e. opt-out, makes more
sense.

Here's why: I'm assuming the default value (public or private) would be
the one applicable to all notes created previously which didn't have the
attribute, right? In that case a private default would be slightly more
convenient for us. However, if others are already making use of notes in
a public way, it would be less convenient for them, and since notes are
treated as public now it probably makes more sense to keep the public
default.
That was the migration issue. More generally a public default is
probably more appropriate too, after all if the same RefDB DB is used by
multiple users, the focus is presumably on sharing the information, not
on keeping things private.
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Bruce D'Arcus | 6 Sep 20:22 2005
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Re: Support for private notes?

On 9/5/05, Barbara Rauch <Barbara.Rauch <at> lsv.uni-saarland.de> wrote:

> That was the migration issue. More generally a public default is
> probably more appropriate too, after all if the same RefDB DB is used by
> multiple users, the focus is presumably on sharing the information, not
> on keeping things private.

I think that depends a lot on what field you are in and what sort of
research you do.  If you're an historian and do a lot of archival
work, I think you'd want your notes private by default (because your
bib data is often your research data, and so your notes are rather
precious).

OTOH, if you're in the physical sciences and tend to do collaborative
reearch, then yesh, I'd agree with you.

My perspective tends towards the former view (they ought to be private
by default).

Bruce

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Thomas Bartolucci | 6 Sep 22:37 2005

PHP Web Interface

I solved my addref problem.  So I'm happy to say I have a fully 
functional web interface designed with php.  I added a few features to 
the previous interface that was distributed with RefDB.

-On the search page it allows for "Exact" and "Like" searching in the 
simple search.

-Under Add Reference I added the ability to upload a file containing 
references

-I also have an Admin interface in the works that will allow for the 
creation and deletion of databases, the adding and deleting of users and 
the scheduling of a keyword scan.

All of this should be completely portable and non-specific to any of my 
machines.  Although I've only tested it with php5.

What would be the easiest way for me to post this for the group?

Tom
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Markus Hoenicka | 6 Sep 23:10 2005
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PHP Web Interface

Hi Tom,

Thomas Bartolucci writes:
 > I solved my addref problem.  So I'm happy to say I have a fully 
 > functional web interface designed with php.  I added a few features to 
 > the previous interface that was distributed with RefDB.
 > 
 > -On the search page it allows for "Exact" and "Like" searching in the 
 > simple search.
 > 
 > -Under Add Reference I added the ability to upload a file containing 
 > references
 > 
 > -I also have an Admin interface in the works that will allow for the 
 > creation and deletion of databases, the adding and deleting of users and 
 > the scheduling of a keyword scan.
 > 
 > All of this should be completely portable and non-specific to any of my 
 > machines.  Although I've only tested it with php5.
 > 

way cool!

 > What would be the easiest way for me to post this for the group?
 > 

If you intend to maintain it in the long run, I'd suggest to sign up
with SF and become a RefDB developer. You could then import the code
into CVS and distribute it through the SF project page. Let me know if
this is ok with you.
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Richard MAHONEY | 6 Sep 23:46 2005
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Re: Compile failure | refdb-0.9.5 | ... (lirefdbd: fatal: bdbi.so.0: open failed)

On Tue, 2005-09-06 at 18:24, Markus Hoenicka wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Richard MAHONEY writes:
>  > dbi/dbi.h &c. all live in:
>  > 
>  > bash-3.00$ ls -l /export/home/ieb/include/dbi
> 
> gcc won't look there for include file until you tell it so. Try
> running configure like this:
> 
> ./configure <other options> CFLAGS="-I/export/home/ieb/include"
> 
> The same problem may apply later to the location of libraries. Let me
> know how far you get.
> 
> regards,
> Markus

Thanks for your advice. The following ran without issue:

# ./configure --prefix=/export/home/ieb \
> --datadir=/export/home/ieb/share \
> --sysconfdir=/export/home/ieb/etc \
> --includedir=/export/home/ieb/include \
> --with-libdbi-lib=/export/home/ieb/lib \
> --with-expat-lib=/usr/sfw/lib \
> --with-btparse-lib=/export/home/ieb/lib \
> --with-refdb-url=http://indica-et-buddhica.org/refdb \
> --with-var-dir=/export/home/ieb/var/run \
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