NOAH 3rd Party Software
The Content Search option of NOAH requires the use of
a number of 3rd party programs to generate text files in order to
index the NOAH database.
With out these programs, the NOAH Content Search option will not work.
What are the 3rd party programs?
What are the licensing issues:
Most of these programs are GNU GPL.
What versions work?
The NOAH Content Search option has only been tested with the following versions:
How to get these 3rd party programs?
The NOAH WINDOWS version starting with release v2.0.1 includes the
necessary 3rd party programs pre-compiled along with documentation
and there respective licensing agreements and read-me's.
Starting with NOAH release v2.0.1, you will find a new menu item
called 't' for installing
3rd party support for Content Searching. This menu will instruct
you to go to your noah admin directory (typically c:\noah_admin)
and run the self-extracting program noah_3rdParty.exe to create the
If you wish to learn more about these programs, you can download this
NOAH WINDOWS 3rd party package separately in a 'zip' file:
size: 967778 bytes
apt-get install antiword
apt-get install xlhtml
apt-get install xpdf
apt-get install catdoc
NOTE: verify that each of these programs is atleast at the version
level noted above.
Other Linux Distributions:
The simplest way is probably from source code.
We've packaged up the source code for these programs
along with an install script which you can use to
make and install these programs on your Linux
NOTE that the xpdf included in this package is
a statically linked binary and only includes the 'pdftotext' program
along with all the xpdf documentation.
size: 2205368 bytes
Linux : Testing for 3rd Party Programs
In the above linux source code package, there is a 'test' directory
that has a good script for verifying the 3rd Party programs are installed.
You can also use this self-contained test script
(right-click, save link as ...)
to do a quick check to see if the 3rd Party programs are installed.
NOTE that this test script can also be used as a cgi-bin script to be called by a browser to check that the
apache server has permission to access these 3rd party
programs. (Don't forget to run 'chmod 755 mkstats-test.cgi' to make this script executable!).