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To upgrade from DSpace 1.0.1 to 1.1, follow the steps below. Your dspace.cfg does not need to be changed. In the notes below
[dspace] refers to the install directory for your existing DSpace installation, and [dspace-1.1-source] to the source directory for DSpace 1.1. Whenever you see these path references, be sure to replace them with the actual path names on your local system.
- Take down Tomcat (or whichever servlet container you're using).
- We recommend that you upgrade to the latest version of PostgreSQL (7.3.2). Included are some notes to help you do this (see the
postgres-upgrade-notes.txtfile). Note you will also have to upgrade Ant to version 1.5 if you do this.
- Make the necessary changes to the DSpace database. These include a couple of minor schema changes, and some new indexes which should improve performance. Also, the names of a couple of database views have been changed since the old names were so long they were causing problems. First run psql to access your database (e.g. psql -U dspace -W and then enter the password), and enter these SQL commands:
- Fix your JSPs for Unicode. If you've modified the site 'skin' (jsp/local/layout/header-default.jsp) you'll need to add the Unicode header, i.e.: to the <HEAD> element. If you have any locally-edited JSPs, you need to add this page directive to the top of all of them: (If you haven't modified any JSPs, you don't have to do anything.)
- Copy the required Java libraries that we couldn't include in the bundle to the source tree. For example:
- Compile up the new DSpace code, replacing [dspace]/config/dspace.cfg with the path to your current, LIVE configuration. (The second line, touch `find .`, is a precaution, which ensures that the new code has a current datestamp and will overwrite the old code. Note that those are back quotes.)
- Update the database tables using the upgrader tool, which sets up the new >last_modified date in the item table:
- Run the collection default authorization policy tool:
- Fix the OAICat properties file. Edit [dspace]/config/templates/oaicat.properties. Change the line that says To: This is needed to fix the OAI-PMH 'Identity' verb response. Then run [dspace]/bin/install-configs.
- Re-run the indexing to index abstracts and fill out the renamed database views:
- Restart Tomcat. Tomcat should be run with the following environment variable set, to ensure that Unicode is handled properly. Also, the default JVM memory heap sizes are rather small. Adjust -Xmx512M (512Mb maximum heap size) and -Xms64M (64Mb Java thread stack size) to suit your hardware.