[sword-devel] Making module and conf file

Nic Carter niccarter at mac.com
Thu Sep 30 00:58:10 MST 2010

Hi Robert,

I'm no modules expert, but I have a nice little pic I did for someone a few months ago with the structure of a module.


take a look and see if that helps?  Note that the folders may be named differently, but the "modules" and "mods.d" folders are always named the same and should be on the same folder level as each other.

Hope that helps!  ybic
	nic...  :)

Nic Carter
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On 30/09/2010, at 3:00 PM, Robert Hunt wrote:

> I've had fun with a USFM New Testament, converted it to OSIS using the Perl script and then to a module using osis2mod. So far, so good...
> However, I can't get Xiphos (on Ubuntu) to recognize either the compressed or uncompressed module when I add a local folder name and then choose it. The Modules Install/Update tab remains totally blank. I suspect my conf file is the problem -- either the placement of it or the contents of it.
> I'm trying to follow instructions in http://www.crosswire.org/wiki/DevTools:confFiles.
> 1/ Should the config file be placed in the same folder as the .bz* files? (I can't see that the wiki tells me where to put the file.)
> 2/ Does the DataPath directive indicate where to *find* the module files (relative to the conf file), or where to *put* them?
> 3/ Would you expect me be able to navigate in the Xiphos Module Manager to any old local folder where I created my module (like I'm trying to do), or do I manually have to copy my module into .sword/modules/texts/ztext/?
> 4/ Can you see anything wrong/missing in my skeletal matigsalug.conf file -- this is the one for the compressed module:
> [Matigsalug]
> DataPath=.modules/text/ztext/matigsalug/
> Description=Matigsalug Scriptures
> ModDrv=zText
> CompressType=ZIP
> BlockType=BOOK
> Direction=LtoR
> SourceType=OSIS
> Encoding=UTF-8
> Abbreviation=MBTV
> Version=0.9
> Category=Biblical Texts
> LCSH=Bible.
> Lang=mbt
> 5/ Is there something else I could be doing wrong? I'm sure it's probably something very simple. :-) 
> Thanks,
> Robert.
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