This section lists all frequently asked questions.
What's a catalog?
A catalog is a data base removable representing a library of
media (CDs, diskettes, Zip diskettes, hard disk...).
Why to use categories?
The categories allow to classify the elements of the catalog.
This avoids having several catalog. It is possible to make
research by categories: it is a means of filtering the elements.
Is it possible to import Where Is It? file with GWhere?
Today not, but the team works on this functionality. Plugins
of importation/exportation for Where Is It?
other formats should be available.
How to send a patch?
Generate a patch
You downloaded sources and wish to correct a bug. To thus send a "patch" to contact(s)
of the project. How to do (for those which do not know it)? You for example have just
modified the sources of the GWhere project. Rename this folder in GWhere-x.y.z-patched
and reload the unmodified folder. Under bash, type the following command line :
diff -bru GWhere-x.y.z GWhere-x.y.z-patched > GWhere.diff
diff is tools allowing to compare files, therefore to generate patchs.
We thus have GWhere.diff = GWhere-x.y.z-patched - GWhere-x.y.z. It any
more but does not remain you to send the patch (than you can beforehand
zip) with comments allowing to include/understand which are the
modifications. It with is noted that the difference can also be done
starting from the cvs by comparing your version with that of the cvs by
the command line :
cvs diff GWhere--x.y.z-patched > GWhere.diff
Apply the patch
It does not remain any more with the author to apply the patch by making
the GWhere-x.y.z-patched operation = GWhere-x.y.z + GWhere.diff, by the
command line :
patch -p1 < ../GWhere.diff
GWhere doesn't compile
To recompile GWhere it is necessary to have the sources of GWhere.
These sources are available to the format tar.gz on the
Then to compile GWhere it is necessary to follow the instructions
of the installation with an archive
To the launching of the order
dependences will be tested. The compilation of GWhere requires the
following libraries :
Configure script fails : cannot find...
It may be according to your version of GWhere or your system that
this kind of message occures :
creating cache ./config.cache
configure: error: can not find install-sh or install.sh in . ./.. ./../..
It's that the symbolic link of GWhere's install-sh file isn't valid
on your system. You must delete the install-sh file of GWhere and
replace it by one of your system.
Relaunch the configure script and repeat the operation if another
file is not found.