IRC log for #koha, 2009-12-15

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00:46 munin brendan: The current temperature in Northwest Goleta, Goleta, California is 13.5�C (4:43 PM PST on December 14, 2009). Conditions: Clear. Humidity: 71%. Dew Point: 8.0�C. Pressure: 30.11 in 1019.5 hPa (Rising).
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00:46 munin brendan: Error: No such location could be found.
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00:47 munin brendan: The current temperature in Speedway, North Pole, Alaska is -23.9�C (3:41 PM AKST on December 14, 2009). Conditions: Light Snow. Humidity: -999%. Dew Point: -65.0�C. Windchill: -24.0�C. Pressure: 29.63 in 1003.3 hPa (Falling).
00:47 pianohacker Good evening
00:47 brendan evening pianohcaker
00:47 brendan heh
00:47 brendan man I give up
00:47 brendan pianohacker :)
00:47 pianohacker pianocaker!
00:47 pianohacker Now I'm hungry
00:47 pianohacker How are you doing?
00:48 brendan doing well how about you?
00:49 pianohacker Good, resolved a crisis at the library, now back to school
00:49 brendan crisis averted is good news :)
01:18 brendan cya in a bit #koha
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01:21 pianohacker Hola Genji
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02:12 munin brendan: The current temperature in Northwest Goleta, Goleta, California is 11.3�C (6:08 PM PST on December 14, 2009). Conditions: Clear. Humidity: 76%. Dew Point: 7.0�C. Pressure: 30.12 in 1019.9 hPa (Rising).
03:15 chris_n2 @wunder 28334
03:15 munin chris_n2: The current temperature in Dunn, North Carolina is 12.1�C (10:11 PM EST on December 14, 2009). Conditions: Overcast. Humidity: 90%. Dew Point: 11.0�C. Pressure: 29.71 in 1006.0 hPa (Steady).
03:16 chris_n2 hmmm... dewpoint ~ air temp... no wonder the air is wet
03:19 brendan howdy chris_n2
03:19 pianohacker chris: around?
03:19 pianohacker also, hi, chris_n2
03:19 chris_n2 hola brendan, pianohacker
03:19 * chris_n2 exercises one of his five spanish vocabulary ;-)
03:20 chris hiya pianohacker
03:20 pianohacker chris: was thinking of sending a follow-up patch for the test suite to make the extended attributes test less verbose, was curious if that massive debugging output had any use
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03:21 pianohacker chris_n2: ¿Solamente sabe usted cinco palabras?
03:21 chris sounds like a good idea to me
03:21 pianohacker cool
03:23 Amit heya brendan, pianohacker, chris
03:23 Amit good morning #koha
03:23 pianohacker Hi, Amit
03:24 chris_n2 pianohacker: unfortunately I barely made it through two years of high school Spanish long ago.... so 'si'
03:24 pianohacker Haha, my response above was coincidentally five words long. Any interest in foreign languages now?
03:24 brendan hi amit
03:25 Amit heya chris_n2
03:25 chris_n2 pianohacker: greek, latin, hebrew
03:25 chris_n2 hi Amit
03:25 pianohacker oh, cool. Not the typical choices
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03:28 chris_n2 pianohacker: interestingly enough, I spend many hours each day with a bunch of folks from Mexico and Spain....
03:29 chris_n2 so one might think I'd at least speak passing spanish
03:30 pianohacker Meh, depends on your interest. One of the reasons I'm learning spanish from my mom is to be able to talk to my grandparents
03:30 pianohacker Is that through your job?
03:30 chris_n2 coll
03:30 chris_n2 cool, even
03:30 chris_n2 yes
03:31 pianohacker Just from the community it's in?
03:33 chris_n2 we have several students in our student body from those countries as well as four from Mexico on the faculty
03:34 pianohacker ah, cool
03:34 chris_n2 actually one of those on the faculty is from Peru
03:37 chris_n2 pianohacker: llanguage is very interesting around campus at times... students from Singapore, Korea, Philippians, and various other countries makes for very interesting conversations at times
03:37 * chris_n2 had better go find some sleep...
03:38 chris_n2 I hope to get back to Koha next week
03:38 chris sleep well
03:38 chris_n2 tnx chris... g'night #koha
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04:57 CGI433 hello
04:57 CGI433 I am a teacher in Shelton Washington
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04:58 CGI433 anyone
04:58 CGI433 anyone
04:59 CGI433 anyone
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05:01 pianohacker anyone!
05:32 brendan night all
05:32 pianohacker good night
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06:52 Ropuch Morning #koha
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07:04 chris hi Ropuch
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07:05 Ropuch Hello chris (evening for you?)
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07:11 chris yep
07:12 Amit heya ropuch
07:12 Ropuch Hi Amit
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07:21 Amit hi indradg
07:22 indradg Amit, good afternoon
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07:33 nicomo morning evening koha
07:38 chris hi nicomo
07:38 nicomo eh chris how are you?
07:39 chris not too bad, working on fixing C4::Labels so that 3.0.x is passing all it's tests
07:48 chris you'll appreciate this, being a librarian
07:49 chris it now handles callnumbers like MP3-CD F PARKER properly
07:51 indradg chris, that's *nice* :)
08:00 chris and another test fixed
08:00 chris so now, 3.0.5 will run make test and only error on actual errors now :)
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08:17 chris lots of green now
08:17 Ropuch [;
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08:19 kf morning #koha
08:20 chris hiya kf
08:20 Ropuch guten Morgen kf :)_
08:20 kf hi chris
08:21 kf guten Morgen Ropuch
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10:30 CGI847 Hi Everybody... A u there Amit
10:31 CGI847 Amit:
10:33 CGI847 Kf?
10:34 CGI847 Chris
10:34 CGI847 Ropuch?
10:34 imp CGI847: just ask your question :)
10:36 CGI847 CDS/ISIS records failed to load into the Koha Biblio..only loaded into the resevoir..currently we are entering  them manually.
10:38 CGI847 We are running Koha 2.2 on Suse Linux
10:38 chris did you use from the commandline ? and why such and old version of koha?
10:39 CGI847 Yes was used and the CS/ISIS records were said not vto be MARC-compliant
10:40 CGI847 Have not updraded to lates version yet#
10:40 chris in my experience that is true, cds/isis doesnt produce valid marc, you can use marcedit to fix it though
10:41 * chris has to go to sleep, but take a look on the
10:41 chris there is info about cds/isis and koha
10:42 CGI847 I ve tried marcedit on a test Koha server (Windows) but did not succeed
10:42 chris and this
10:42 * chris goes to bed, good night
10:43 CGI847 Chris: A u saying I shud also hav a look at
10:43 CGI847 gud nite chris Ill have a look
10:46 CGI847 But my test server is Windows!
10:51 CGI847 Has anybody experienced problem migratin form CDS/ISIS to Koha
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11:18 Amit hi CGI847
11:18 Amit yes
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12:49 CGI847 a u there Amit
12:51 CGI847 Guys what is the best approach to sourcing a Koha consultancy?
12:53 CGI847 See this important system is a fuss considering that one needs to be Linux,SQL and DBA literate
12:55 CGI847 Koha Training I think thats what a novice like me needs rather than fumbling & experimenting around with things
12:55 jdavidb 847:  There are a number of vendors offering Koha help/training/hosting/installations/support.  Where in the world are you?
12:56 CGI847 We are in Botswana,Africa and I can tell you the only guys who could help us are in South Africa but there is a fuss also
12:57 jdavidb Have you looked at the pay-for-support page at  ?  It might be worth sending a few of those contacts some email, see what they can do.  Won't hurt to ask.
12:58 jdavidb Fair Disclaimer:  I am biased, as I work for PTFS.  I couldn't say for sure if my company would be interested, not knowing your needs, but I can say that our contact, Patrick Jones, would be happy to at least have a conversation with you about it.
12:59 CGI847 Ive sent mail to him. Is he on chat?
12:59 jdavidb The good news, if that doesn't work out for you, is that you don't truly need to be a major expert at Linux or SQL.  As long as you're not on the bleeding-edge new stuff, it mostly Just Works, unless your needs are unusual.
12:59 jdavidb Patrick is not usually on chat.
13:00 jdavidb He's been out of town for several days, and I don't know if he's back today or not--haven't seen him.
13:00 CGI847 I sent mail to him yesterday
13:00 * jdavidb nods.
13:01 jdavidb I'll ping him to look for it, then.  May I have your name?
13:02 jdavidb We do a fair bit of training via WebEx and similar remote tools, as well as hosting and assisting with on-site installs, so I don't see why we *wouldn't* be able to help, technologically.
13:04 CGI847 Hmmm I see.. U see my problem here is that people dont want to engage experts and prefer to get their fingers burnt on something they dont understand
13:05 jdavidb I understand.  In the current economy, globally, experimentation is sometimes cheaper than expertise, sometimes not, and knowing which way it'll go is challenging.
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13:06 CGI847 jdavidb:I would prefer to engage you through my own company
13:08 jdavidb I'll ping Patrick to watch for email from you.  He'll be the best one to talk to about an arrangement.  :)
13:09 CGI847 Please brief me about the Koha WebEx training
13:11 CGI847 How may site has PTFS installed/is supporting?
13:11 jdavidb I personally haven't done too many; we have a couple of folks who do that.  It allows for shared-desktop access, along with teleconferencing, for demonstration-style training.  Technologically, it's pretty easy to set up and run.   It's great for a short how-do-I-do-this, as well as for longer systematic training.
13:12 jdavidb Patrick's got all the facts and figures; I'm just the worker bee.  :)
13:12 CGI847 Do you have Windows based installations of Koha?
13:12 jdavidb We don't have any Windows sites currently under support, that I know of.
13:17 CGI847 I m sure Patrick has replied but problem is our mail server is down..
13:17 jdavidb I'm fairly sure he has *not* replied yet.  He's not in the office yet.
13:18 jdavidb Give him a day or two to get caught up, and he'll get back to you.  He's good about that
13:19 CGI847 Dont you think to a novice Koha is more complicated than commercial systems?
13:21 jdavidb To a novice?  Lots easier than commercial systems.  Most commercial vendors won't give you the time of the day without big stacks of money being involved.  With Koha, there is help right here, most any hour of the day.
13:21 jdavidb The folks here are very helpful, if you've shown a little initiative, read the docs, tried things, and are able to ask clear, detailed questions.
13:23 CGI847 OK I see.. Do you have clients outside the USA
13:24 jdavidb Not currently.  Our European partner, PTFS-Europe ( has customers all over; not sure if they have any near you or not.
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13:35 CGI847 What advice would you give: The Windows or the Linux way?
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13:38 owen Hi #koha
13:38 CGI847 What is the distinguising difference between a Linux & a Windows installation of Koha
13:39 owen CGI847: At the moment a Windows installation of 3.x is difficult if not impossible.
13:39 CGI847 3.x is the latest?
13:39 owen Yes
13:40 owen 3.0.4, with 3.2 in the works.
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13:41 owen However, you can run VirtualBox on Windows and run Linux in a virtual machine. That's what I do for testing.
13:41 CGI847 I see..
13:42 CGI847 That way youll then be able to  run 3.x on Windows ?.
13:43 owen Yes, although I'm not sure how well that would work as a "live" system
13:44 CGI847 Will Koha support for Windows continue in the forseeable future?
13:45 owen People are working on getting Koha to work on Windows, but Windows-compatible version of Koha will probably always lag behind the standard version
13:48 CGI847 So that is to imply that one  better go the Linux way..Does Koha support all Linux brands?Suse,mandrake,redhat,ubuntu etc..
13:48 nicomo CGI847: Debian is best
13:49 CGI847 Hi Nicomo.. why is Debian the best..We are using Suse
13:49 nicomo I'm not a techy guy, I'm a librarian, so you'd have to check with others on this
13:50 nicomo but my understanding is that Debian gives you access to the right list of perl packages
13:50 nicomo more easily than, say, RH
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13:51 ricardo Hi everyone
13:51 ricardo @seen hdl
13:51 munin ricardo: hdl was last seen in #koha 2 weeks, 1 day, 0 hours, 13 minutes, and 4 seconds ago: <hdl> good.
13:51 ricardo @seen hdl_laptop
13:51 munin ricardo: hdl_laptop was last seen in #koha 17 hours, 59 minutes, and 27 seconds ago: <hdl_laptop> Is it consolidated figures ?
13:52 owen CGI847: Debian is the distro most developers use, so it's your best bet for everything working properly. Ubuntu has worked fine for my testing system.
13:52 CGI847 Nicomo:Compared to others as per what you know
13:53 CGI847 You mean Koha developers also use Debian?
13:53 nicomo I think they mostly do, yes
13:53 nicomo or ubuntu
13:54 CGI847 OR Red Hat???
13:54 nicomo I think RH has issues with the versions of perl packages
13:54 owen Not that I know of CGI847
13:55 nicomo being out of date on a standard RH install
13:55 ricardo CGI847: There is a tutorial of Koha Installation in CentOS
13:55 ricardo CGI847: Installation Manual of Koha 3.03 on CentOS 5.3
13:55 ricardo
13:55 owen CGI847: You can also browse the installation instructions for the various distros:[…]cgi?p=Koha;a=tree
13:57 kf we also use ubuntu here
14:05 CGI847 I see..
14:08 CGI847 I can only see instros for Debian,Debian lenny fedora,Open Suse &Ubuntu ----------What does that imply??
14:09 owen CGI847: I means that installation instructions have only been written for those distros.
14:10 ricardo CGI847: It only implies exactly that - that people only submitted installation instructions for those distributions. If you install Koha in other Linux distribution and want to submit instructions for that distribution, then "more power to you"!  :)
14:11 CGI847 Or  could it somehow mean people have not confidently tested it on the other systems??
14:12 ricardo CGI847: I guess that's also possible. I think it's not possible to be sure. Did you want to install Koha in other distribution? Which one?
14:13 CGI847 Why is the CentOS Koha instro not published on the Koha site?
14:13 owen CGI847: It's also possible that someone has tested it on another distro but didn't contribute installation instructions back to the Koha project.
14:13 ricardo CGI847: It is in the Wiki
14:13 ricardo
14:14 ricardo "# Koha 3.0.3 on CentOS 5.3 Extremely detailed"
14:14 ricardo Maybe because that one is filled with screenshots and those can't go to installation text files?
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14:15 CGI847 Hmmm....First time to here on CentOS
14:15 CGI847 Is CentOS popular? first time to hear of the OS
14:17 ricardo CGI847: CentOS is a rebuild of RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux)
14:17 CGI847 mY GOD i DIDNT KNOW..
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14:18 ricardo CGI847: No problem :)
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14:21 CGI847 So interms of documentation & reliability would one say CentOS has bigger tally than most??
14:21 owen CGI847: Debian is the most used.
14:22 nahuel install of koha on debian is more easier than centos/redhat/fedora
14:22 nahuel debian or derivated like ubuntu
14:22 ricardo @later tell hdl_laptop Hi Henri! Please read "Will my patches for Bug 3730 (submitted in October) be applied for Koha 3.0.5?" -[…]ember/010586.html    Thanks!  :)
14:22 munin ricardo: The operation succeeded.
14:22 CGI847 With the CentOS Dont we have the issues of versions with perl packges that are in RHEL
14:23 CGI847 With the CentOS Dont we have the issues of versions with perl packges that are in RHEL
14:23 ricardo CGI847: Probably, yes
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14:23 nahuel ricardo, if I remember i'll tell him to watch
14:23 ricardo CGI847: Probably, yes (="With the CentOS [you'll probably] have the issues of versions with perl packges that are in RHEL")
14:23 ricardo nahuel: Thanks!  :)
14:24 nahuel :)
14:24 nahuel he's not at office today
14:25 CGI847 Who has it at what the Koha developers use??
14:27 arturo8a_ Im using Ubuntu 9.10 and Koha 3.0.4 =/
14:27 nahuel our hosting servers are under debian
14:27 ricardo CGI847: I think owen and nahuel are right (most use Debian or Debian derivatives, like Ubuntu). Actually, I'm kind of an exception (I mostly use SUSE - openSUSE / SLES. SLES is SUSE Linux Enterprise Server)
14:28 nahuel But we have clients, under redhat, fedora, centos, suse
14:28 nahuel and has one client under solaris
14:28 CGI847 Nahuel,Owen:I see
14:30 arturo8a_ I could never install and configure zebra on Opensuse = (
14:30 arturo8a_ so i changed to ubuntu server =) no problems here
14:30 CGI847 What factors would one consider to choose the OS to use? size,reliability,documentation etc??????
14:32 nahuel packages :)
14:32 arturo8a_ comunity =)
14:33 nahuel and sysadmin choice
14:33 owen Yeah, don't pick one your sysadmin hates ;)
14:33 arturo8a_ yeah, of course...
14:33 arturo8a_ xD
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14:37 arturo8a_ emmm how i can show item types on opac - zebra search?
14:38 nahuel arturo8a_, in search result ?
14:39 nahuel or in record view ?
14:39 ricardo arturo8a_: Regarding Zebra on openSUSE, I had (have) the same problem. I'm guessing it is possible to work around it, by using the same approach that the guy that created the CentOS tutorial used. But, for now, I'm just skipping Zebra altogether
14:39 owen arturo8a_: item type information is item-level, and information from search results is title-level
14:40 nahuel owen, depends of item-level_itype
14:47 tirabo arturo8a_: I think that you must modify MARC21slim2OPACResults.xsl in order to show 942$c
14:48 arturo8a_ in search result
14:48 tirabo yes
14:49 arturo8a_ MARC21slim2OPACResults.xsl ?
14:49 arturo8a_ ok, i will search..
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14:51 arturo8a_ tirabo
14:51 arturo8a_ maybe you can help mi on this:
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14:51 tirabo arturo8a_: MARC21slim2OPACResults.xsl is in /usr/share/koha/opac/htdocs/opac-tmpl/prog/en/xslt or something like this
14:52 arturo8a_ i need to index some authorities marc fields on biblioserver -zebra
14:52 arturo8a_ for users can search some authorities fields on opac normal search
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15:22 arturo8a_ woahh =( i need to put every item and image manually?
15:24 owen arturo8a_: What do you mean?
15:26 arturo8a_ in xslt file , MARC21slim2OPACResults.xsl
15:26 arturo8a_ i have activate the XSL stylesheet on OPAC config
15:26 arturo8a_ but shows me all items as "Book" >.<
15:26 arturo8a_ I have Books, Articles, CD's ,etc.. =/
15:29 owen When it shows "Book" it is showing the material type based on the information in your MARC record
15:29 owen It is unrelated to itemtype or collection code.
15:30 arturo8a_ uhmmm
15:31 arturo8a_ i see the problem is the following
15:31 arturo8a_ i have the correctly itemtype on 942c
15:31 arturo8a_ but... in 008, i have a "t"
15:32 arturo8a_ xls searchs on 008 and i think all my items have a t :S there is a way to change this? if i change all items code manually ... will be a problem?
15:32 arturo8a_ look:
15:32 arturo8a_ <xsl:when test="$leader6='t'"><img src="/opac-tmpl/prog/famfamfam/silk/book.png" alt="book" title="book"/> Book</xsl:when>                  <xsl:when test="$leader6='p'"><img src="/opac-tmpl/prog/famfa​mfam/silk/report_disk.png" alt="mixed materials" title="mixed materials"/>Mixed Materials</xsl:when>                  <xsl:when test="$leader6='m'"><img src="/opac-tmpl/prog/famfam​fam/silk/computer_link.png" alt="computer file" ti
15:34 kf arturo8a: if you 008 is not correct - there is a sys pref so that the icons are not shown in opac
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15:35 kf if you want to correct your 008 you can use a tool like marcedit and reimport your records
15:37 owen Hi schuster
15:39 arturo8a_ hi schustr
15:39 arturo8a_ kf,... uhmmm when i creating a new marc record, in 008 edit, it shows date-format on 008-06 field :S not a item type
15:42 kf arturo8a_ im not sure I understand your problem, the small icons in opac are not related to your item types
15:42 kf they are generated from values in coded MARC21 fields, I think 007 or/and 008
15:43 kf if you are not able to correct your data you can use a sys pref to deactivate those small icons, or you can correct your data using koha cataloging or a tool like marc edit for batch editing
15:45 arturo8a_ mmm
15:46 arturo8a_ my opac is showing correctly icons and items types now
15:46 arturo8a_ but... i "coded" this solution... in the past...
15:47 arturo8a_ looks like here :
15:47 arturo8a_[…]820/itemtypes.jpg
15:48 kf ok, so your problem is that it shows correctly but search is not working?
15:48 arturo8a_ no no I thought that are an easy way to define it in style
15:49 arturo8a_ because i coded it... an every time that updates koha, i will need to copy it code and other =S
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15:57 tirabo arturo8a_: xslt is highly programmable, so you could modify it in such a way that consider only 942$c to show icons of itemtypes
15:57 schuster Hey all...  Beware - I found my old laptop that I had debian and the original 3.0 install!!  I'm planning to use it as my "test" 3.2 machine!  There may be questions as I get started playing with GIT!
15:58 owen schuster: We're all hiding!
15:58 schuster You know me well!
16:01 arturo8a_ hi tirabo =) Yeah, i obtain a good result for showing item type and it works, the problem is to show the relation image-itemtype ... needs to be maually ?
16:04 tirabo arturo8a_: If I understand the question you should chage in the xsl a few lines to stablish the relations (in esence changing 008x by 952$c)
16:12 owen Anyone around familiar with suggestion management in HEAD? I see "accepted," "rejected," and "checked" as statuses for suggestions
16:12 owen What is "checked?"
16:13 arturo8a_ tirabo: mm sorry tirabo, the problem is in my library... i asked to my librarian and she said that here she puts Books,Articles,thesis as diferent item type... when the correct way is to put all articles,thesis, and books just as "Books"... my mistake =)
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16:47 owen Opinions welcomed on proposed changes to suggestion management interface:[…]w_bug.cgi?id=3844
16:47 munin Bug 3844: trivial, P5, ---,, ASSIGNED, Manage Suggestions Design Needs Work
16:56 arturo8a_ anyone more thinks that language files needs to be in a separate file and template in another?
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16:58 nicomo owen: +1
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17:05 brendan morning
17:07 chris morning
17:07 owen Hi chris, brendan
17:10 kf morning chris :)
17:11 rhcl This is interesting.
17:11 rhcl[…]ware_freedom_law/
17:11 kf and bye #koha, bbl
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17:12 chris yeah they have been selling modified versions without the source code, it seems a pretty clear cut case
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17:15 chris soon as you dont comply with the GPL, standard copyright law kicks in, and then you're toast
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17:30 owen Is there a way to make my templates fail if I've got an unclosed TMPL tag?
17:33 chris i know how to do that with template toolkit, dunno with html::template sorry owen
17:49 arturo8a_ dvanced search by publication date doesnt work for me... anyone has tested it?
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17:56 schuster debian question - how can I tell if samba is installed?  I'm trying to setup a fileshare with I believe a windows machine
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18:06 owen schuster: What about dpkg -l "samba*" ?
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18:11 cait hi #koha
18:12 Ropuch Hi #koha :)
18:12 jdavidb howdy, #koha!
18:14 chris wb cait, and hi jdavidb and Ropuch
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18:29 veryinky :|
18:29 jdavidb hi, veryinky.
18:29 veryinky Hey. Got koha running fine. My new task is to enter every book in the place. So feeling very : |
18:31 veryinky It's 4000+ books, so I don't think I'll be doing much else for quite a while.
18:31 jdavidb yikes!  Yeah, that'll keep you busy for a while!
18:32 Ropuch veryinky: No that bad, actually
18:32 schuster veryinky - I sure hope you are using or a z39.50 to find the MARC!
18:32 moodaepo veryinky How are you entering them?
18:32 Ropuch I have: 6k+6K and other 1,5k aproaching in january
18:33 schuster I also have been using a macro program to help me fill in some of the data on the item record.
18:33 veryinky Yeah. z39.5. By hand. These are 100 to 200 year old books.
18:33 Ropuch Ow
18:33 veryinky So it's not like I can look them up by their isbn number. Some are really neat. Like this 250 year old bible. Thing is huge. Leather cover, gold trim, huge lock.
18:34 veryinky (not that I understand why a bible would need a lock)
18:34 moodaepo veryinky I love books with locks one them ; )
18:34 Ropuch My task is easy with z3950, I have 1950+ books, most of them are 1975+
18:34 Ropuch veryinky: libri catenati?
18:35 veryinky That one is probably going into a cabinet or display since it's rather valuable.
18:36 veryinky Sorry, I'm not a librarian. Engineering student and this is a part time job. So no idea.
18:36 veryinky I can ask the historian if you want.
18:36 Ropuch heheh, it's ok
18:37 Ropuch No, libri catenati are "chained books" - mediaval libraries often had books bound to the desk
18:38 Ropuch veryinky: why a library with such old and specific books want to catalog them with your hands?
18:39 veryinky Historical Society, "La société historique du marigot"
18:41 veryinky It's a small organization which stores historical documents for the south shore of montreal, quebec. Mostly for genealogy research, old documents. It's not big enough to be a museum though.
18:41 veryinky
18:43 veryinky The big projects right now are digitizing and classifying old documents, making 3d models of 17th century forts from old blueprints, and my project of going through the various books they have in storage.
18:44 jdavidb Lots of museum collections smaller than that, veryinky.   Be proud; those are interesting projects!
18:44 veryinky The historian also wants to set it up so people can search for books and documents in nearby universities and government historical archives. Hence koha
18:46 veryinky Thanks. He's rather impressed with koha so far.
18:49 martinmorris i'm just checking this out myself and has more records than i expected
18:49 martinmorris however, if i want to send any records direct to my system i'm not sure of which settings to put into my account
18:49 jdavidb For what your institution needs, it is *very* good.  Some of the things that still make some circulating libraries twitch just don't apply to you.  A little bit of time, and you can get it ticking along like a well-tuned watch for 'em.
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18:53 martinmorris can anybody point me to some documentation there, i can't quite find the answer?
18:57 schuster Generally I save them to the completed folder and later export them in MARC 21 and then use the Koha import function to get them into Koha.
18:58 schuster There are lots of Large university collections so I suspect you may have a fairly good hit rate due to rare book collections.]
18:58 martinmorris that's fair enough
19:00 martinmorris but does koha have a way of directly accepting records?
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19:28 richard hi
19:28 imp heyho
19:29 schuster If you have control - local server - you can set it up I believe as a "send target" I think is what it was called - but I don't know how that works with indexing.
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20:12 * cait need patient person to help with zebra problem
20:13 cait can somebody help me with zebra? im out of ideas :(
20:13 brendan cait - I'm around for a minute or two and if you paste your question maybe someone else will pop in
20:13 cait zebraserver is running (user koha) and rebuild_zebra runs as crontab every 3 minutes
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20:14 cait I looked in zebra_queue tables and i see that new and updated records get in there
20:14 cait and after indexing column done is changed from 0 to 1
20:14 cait i see no problem and have no error message, but search does not work :(
20:15 cait and hi brendan :)
20:15 brendan cait if you type this -- ps -aef | grep zebra
20:16 brendan do you have more than a few lines that appear?
20:16 brendan sorry I mean on your command line
20:16 cait koha      2620  2586  0 01:51 pts/0    00:00:00 zebrasrv -f /home/katrin/koha-dev/etc/koha-conf.xml
20:16 cait koha      3760  3719  0 02:35 pts/1    00:00:00 grep --color=auto zebra
20:16 cait no problem, thx for the command, my linux vocabulary is very small :)
20:18 brendan cait - phone is ringing
20:18 brendan be back later :(
20:18 cait ok
20:18 cait thx brendan
20:22 ricardo Gotta go. Take care people!
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20:24 cait hm
20:24 cait I start rebuild_zebra with -v, there are no errors, but this: 01:54:02-15/12 zebraidx(2723) [log] Records: 0 i/u/d 0/0/0
20:26 arturo8a_ hi cait
20:26 arturo8a_ do you put nozebra off in koha syspref?
20:26 cait hi arturo8a_ no its on
20:27 cait ok nozebra is off , so zebra is on :)
20:35 cait other ideas?
20:38 cait this is the third evening im working on this zebra problem - plz help me to fix it so I can start testing and writing patches ;)
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21:08 cait i solved part of the problem, can still not search, but zebraidx(2723) [log] Records: 0 i/u/d 0/4/0 now
21:12 cait it works!
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22:53 cait good night #koha
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22:58 Nate good night #koha
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23:10 brendan be back in a bit koha :)
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