Installing DSpace on Debian/testing Linux
You can use the Debian Packages for tomcat, postgres, and ant just fine. To get Java up and running, use the Debian package "java-package".
Download the java sdk from sun as usual, e.g.,
j2sdk-1_4_2_07-linux-i586.bin and do:
This will install all necessary dependencies (a lot!) automatically. You can deinstall fakeroot and java-package; they are no longer needed.
There are three gotchas:
/etc/default/tomcat4to point to your java installation, e.g.,
TOMCAT4_SECURITY=no, as tomcat has no access to
dspace/config/dspace.cfgwith enabled java security manager and will fail at loading dspace. Or if you are using Debian with Tomcat 5 you should edit
/etc/tomcat4/server.xmland comment the reference to tomcat-doc, unless you install tomcat4-webapps, too: Now you can install DSpace as usual, following the DSpace System Documentation.