By default, DSpace does not build the Mirage 2 theme (as it lengthens the normal build process). However, you can easily tell DSpace to build Mirage 2 by running the following from your
mvn package -Dmirage2.on=true
If you wish to speed up the Mirage 2 build process, you can do so by pre-installing all of the Mirage 2 dependencies on your system (by default they will be downloaded each time you rebuild Mirage 2). This will significantly shorten the build process for Mirage 2. More information on installing these prerequisites can be found in the Developer Documentation for Mirage 2. Once these prerequisites have been installed on your local server, you can then build Mirage 2 more rapidly by running:
# WARNING: This command will only work if you've manually installed *all* the prerequisites for Mirage 2 mvn package -Dmirage2.on=true -Dmirage2.deps.included=false
Using an exclamation mark character ("!") in Maven directory name will cause a Mirage 2 build to fail. See:
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After building Mirage 2, you can install this theme into your DSpace by simply re-running Ant from
To enable Mirage 2, add the following to the
<themes>section of your
xmlui.xconf, replacing the currently active theme:
<theme name="Mirage 2" regex=".*" path="Mirage2/" />
- Finally, restart your Tomcat or servlet container, and you should see the Mirage 2 theme.
NOT building with Mirage2
As you get used to building with the mirage2.on=true property, if you ever need to again build without the Mirage2 theme enabled (for example, if you wish to test functionality not associated with the Mirage2 theme), you might be tempted to "turn off" Mirage2 building by treating the mirage2.on property as a flag, and setting it to false. However, if you look at the Maven pom.xml files, you'll see that the value of the property is never checked, just the existence of it is important. If you wish to build without Mirage2, the easiest thing to do is to simply omit the mirage2.on property from your mvn command. If you'd really like to ensure the mirage2 profile is not used, you can explicitly disable the dspace-mirage2 profile with:
mvn package -P-dspace-xmlui-mirage2
Common Build Issues
Running the Mirage 2 build (
mvn package -Dmirage.on=true) as the "root" user (or via sudo) will result in the following error from "Bower". This will result in a broken Mirage 2 build. The fix is to ensure you are building DSpace as a non-root user account. For more information on this Bower error, see: http://serverfault.com/questions/548537/cant-get-bower-working-bower-esudo-cannot-be-run-with-sudo
bower ESUDO Cannot be run with sudo Additional error details: Since bower is a user command, there is no need to execute it with superuser permissions.
- The Mirage 2 build requires git. Ensure that git is installed before you launch the Mirage 2 build.
The Mirage 2 build process will attempt to retrieve some dependencies from GitHub via the "git" protocol. This requires outgoing access to github.com, port 9418. If the machine on which you're running the build has access restrictions in place for that port but outgoing access via HTTPS (port 443) is allowed, you can substitute the https protocol by running (with the same user account that will run the maven step):
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git config --global url."https://github.com/".insteadOf git://github.com/
For more information on this issue, see
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- If you want to use the "quick build" option (where you run maven in
[dspace-src]/dspace/), you must install the build dependencies locally, see
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- Maven 3.3.1 is not supported, see
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If you are building on Windows, you may need extra quotes:
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mvn package '-Dmirage2.on=true'