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Re: missing cyccgi directory

From: Richard H. McCullough <rhm@cdepot.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 07:13:58 -0800
Message-ID: <000a01c2955e$71ef7c60$bd7ba8c0@rhm8200>
To: "Stephen Reed" <reed@cyc.com>
Cc: "RDF-Interest" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Stephen, here's some background info. for you.  
A week ago, I didn't know that Cyc existed.  Last weekend I tried to access OpenCyc.  The OpenCyc web site was down, and the Cyc web site was up & down.  The only way I was able to find anything was by following the Google cached web site to sourceforge.  I downloaded the .tgz file from sourceforge, installed it on my Linux machine and tried to run it.
Last night I discovered the direct link  http://opencyc250.homelinux.org:3603/cg?cb-start and I have been using it to access OpenCyc from my Windows XP Pro machine.  I think you should advertise the direct link option. It is not mentioned anywhere in the release notes.  I "accidentally" discovered it because I happened to read one of the news articles on sourceforge.
My interest in OpenCyc is that of a knowledge representation specialist.  I have invented my own knowledge representation language, called KR.  (Click on "knowledge" below my name if you want some info. on KR.)  I am interested in the practical use of OpenCyc.  I am especially interested in BaseKB; the design philosophy seems to be the exact opposite of my minimal context "tabula rasa".  Maybe my "tabula rasa" is more like EverythingPSC???  I'm still trying to understand the structure of OpenCyc.

Back to the Linux download.
1. I don't understand what you mean by built-in server (perhaps the "direct link"???).
2. There is a "world" file missing.  I got error messages when I used "./run-cyc.sh" as directed by the release notes.  The only way I got anything to work was to go to the executable directory and invoke it directly with no arguments.
3. The doc files don't work, i.e., the internal links between them don't work because there is a built-in assumption about where the OpenCyc files are installed.
Dick McCullough 
knowledge := man do identify od existent done
knowledge haspart list of proposition

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Stephen Reed 
  To: Richard H. McCullough 
  Sent: Monday, November 25, 2002 8:35 PM
  Subject: Re: missing cyccgi directory

  We are not currently including cgi-scripts for apache but have included a
  built-in http server that interprets the cgi-bin url as required.

  On Mon, 25 Nov 2002, Richard H. McCullough wrote:

  > All the cgi files are missing from the download file
  > opencyc-0.6.0b.tgz

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Received on Tuesday, 26 November 2002 10:14:00 UTC

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