Step 1 for Unix PubCrawler:
Please follow these instructions carefully and report problems to pubcrawlerREMOVECAPShelp@gmail.com. Also have a look at the PubCrawler FAQ .
1. Check if you have Perl - version 5 running on your system by typing the following command into one of your (x-)terminals:
perl -vYou should get a message like This is perl, version 5...
2. With the following command check if you have all necessary Perl-modules installed:
perl -MLWP -MHTML::Parser -e 42An error message (Can't locate LWP.pm in @INC...) indicates that some of the required modules could not be found. If you are not experienced with Unix and Perl, you should download a PubCrawler package with precompiled libraries (see next step), otherwise install these modules manually (see instructions for installing Perl-modules) - they are freely available.
3. Please choose one of the following links to download the package that meets your requirements:
Packages available for downloading
(press 'Shift'-key and click on link)
|PubCrawler with precompiled libraries (~ 160 kB)
available for the following platforms:
Linux 2.x on Intel x86
DEC_OSF1 on Alpha
SunOS 5.5.1 on Sun
FreeBSD 2.2.7 on Intel x86
Linux 2.x on Alpha
|PubCrawler source code (~ 43 kB)
(requires installed modules or external command line browser):
PubCrawler's source files for Unix
|Upgraders: Please read the README file!|
4. If you have used PubCrawler before, save a backup copy of your configuration file before extracting the PubCrawler components by entering
gzip -cd pubcrawler_src.tgz | tar xovf -or
gzip -cd pubcrawler_<platform>.tgz | tar xovf -This will extract the files pubcrawler.pl and pubcrawler.config into a new directory called 'PubCrawler'.
5. Change to the new directory
cd PubCrawlerand make sure the Perl-script is executable:
chmod +x pubcrawler.pl
6. Try to run PubCrawler by entering:
pubcrawler.pl -hThis should produce a pubcrawler help message. If you see something like
7. Run the program in "check-mode":
8. If you got no errors, run the program again without the -check option but in verbose mode:
9. View the output by opening the file "pubcrawler_output.html" with Netscape (File -> Open -> Page in Navigator). You should see the results of the set of searches specified in the file "pubcrawler.config" that is distributed with the program.
If it looks OK, go onto step