This how-to is an updated version of Peter Dietz's installation guide. The purpose of this guide is to extend the ease and clarity of that instruction set to more modern installs.
This install is based on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Server.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tasksel sudo tasksel
Select the following packages
[*] LAMP server [*] PostgreSQL database [*] Tomcat Java server
*** Don't forget to deselect any defaults!
You can try executing the commands which tasksel would have executed as separate statements:
sudo tasksel install lamp-server
sudo tasksel install tomcat-server
sudo tasksel install postgresql-server
sudo apt-get install ant maven
sudo su postgres createuser -U postgres -d -A -P dspace exit
sudo vi /etc/postgresql/9.3/main/pg_hba.conf # Add this line to the configuration: local all dspace md5 # Comment out any lines that have "peer" at the end of them # When done, restart postgresql: sudo service postgresql restart
createdb -U dspace -E UNICODE dspace
sudo vi /etc/tomcat7/server.xml # Insert the following chunk of text just above the closing </Host> <!-- Define a new context path for all DSpace web apps --> <Context path="/xmlui" docBase="/dspace/webapps/xmlui"/> <Context path="/sword" docBase="/dspace/webapps/sword"/> <Context path="/oai" docBase="/dspace/webapps/oai"/> <Context path="/jspui" docBase="/dspace/webapps/jspui"/> <Context path="/lni" docBase="/dspace/webapps/lni"/> <Context path="/solr" docBase="/dspace/webapps/solr"/>
The [dspace] directory is where the running dspace code will reside.
sudo mkdir /dspace cd /dspace
The source release allows you to customize every aspect of DSpace. This step downloads the compressed archive from SourceForge, and unpacks it in your current directory. The dspace-1.x.x-src-release directory is typically referred to as [dspace-src].
sudo git clone https://github.com/DSpace/DSpace.git (apt-get install git if you don't already have it) # Now, actually checkout the 4.2 codebase via the 'dspace-4.2' tag. There's two options, CHOOSE ONE # Option #1: Checkout the official 'dspace-4.2' tag into a new local branch (which we've named "dspace-source") sudo git checkout -b dspace-source dspace-4.2 # Option #2: Just checkout the "dspace-4_x" maintenance branch. This will essentially include all the latest patches on 4.x sudo git checkout dspace-4_x
The source release that has been obtained is human readable source code, and must be compiled to machine code for the server to run it. "mvn package" compiles the source code, and "ant" will do all the work necessary to initialize the database with the DSpace schema, and copy all of the compiled machine code to a location where the web server can serve it. This will overwrite any existing installation of DSpace that you may have.
make sure all your dependencies are in order, and you're running maven 3.x. (Check this version with mvn -v). If not, run these commands:
sudo apt-get install maven
sudo apt-get remove maven2
Now run these:
sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk cd DSpace sudo mvn package (this step takes a long time) cd dspace/target/dspace-installer sudo ant fresh_install
This guide follows the convention where the tomcat user will own all of the files in [dspace], so we have to change the owner of the files to tomcat7. Restarting tomcat will deploy the dspace webapps that are now ready to be viewed.
cd /home/dspace (or wherever your bottom most directory for dspace is) sudo chown tomcat7:tomcat7 /dspace -R sudo service tomcat7 restart
That is all that is required to install DSpace on Ubuntu. There are two main webapps that provide a similar turn-key repository interface