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Reference documentation: http://www.dspace.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=152#checker
This is a revision of Installing DSpace 1.5 on Ubuntu 8.04.
<li>Ensure that you installed Ubuntu 8.10 Server with Tomcat and PotgreSQL (this can be selected during the installation process.
<li>Install <tt>maven2</tt> package for the maven build utility</li>
<li>Install <tt>ant</tt> package for installing DSpace</li>
<li>Create the Unix 'dspace' user, update the passwd, create the directory in which you will install dspace, and ensure that the Unix 'dspace' user has write privileges on that directory:
<li>Create the PostgreSQL 'dspace' user and the 'dspace' database. Using <tt>sudo</tt> as the Unix 'postgres' user, authorize the 'dspace' user. You will need to select a password, and specify 'n' to the create new roles prompt. Then, as the 'dspace' user, create the database.
<li>Stopping Tomcat 6
<li>Change ownership of the tomcat directories to the dspace user:
<li>Now perform the following tasks as the <tt>dspace</tt> user:
Using the release package:
<li>Download DSpace src-release in any directory (In this tutorial it is <tt>/home/dspace</tt>) and unpack it. The new DSpace directory is referred to as dspace-src. (example: <tt>/home/dspace/dspace-1.5.0-release</tt>)</li>
<li>Configure <tt>dspace-src/dspace/config/dspace.cfg</tt> – check to see if email configuration is required for Ubuntu, currently set to local-only</li>
<li>cd into the <tt>dspace-src/dspace</tt> directory. </li>
<li>Package the install:
Your first run of Maven downloads a lot of dependencies. Be prepared for several minutes of download activity, followed by several minutes of build activity. Note that if you accidentally run Maven using gcj instead of Sun Java, and it fails, you should remove the ~/.m2 directory (<tt>rm -rf /home/dspace/.m2</tt> before proceeding with the correct java).
<li>cd into dspace-src/dspace/target/dspace-version-build.dir/
<li>Initialize the database and install the software:
Remark: If the build fails two things are neccessary to do before a new attempt: 1. Remove the remains of the faild build (execute <tt>ant clean</tt>), 2. Remove the dspace tables from the database by dropping and recreating it (execute <tt>dropdb -U dspace dspace</tt>; <tt>createdb -U dspace -E UNICODE dspace</tt>). Of course the reason for the failing must be cured too.</li>
<li>Create the initial DSpace administrator:
<li>Append the following lines to <tt>/etc/default/tomcat6</tt> to set the preferences necessary for dspace:
<li>Modify the Tomcat properties in <tt>/etc/tomcat6/server.xml</tt> to use UTF-8 encoding. You can also change the port from the non-standard <tt>8180</tt> to <tt>8080</tt> to match the examples in DSpace documentation, and the dspace.cfg file:
Also in <tt>server.xml</tt> modify the webapps directory to point to /dspace/webapps: