Debian Known Issues

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This occurs if you are using certain Firefox 3 versions on debian/ubuntu and you have your repository at http://localhost.

This is due to the fact that Firefox 3 won't let you store cookies for domains which don't have a domain. localhost.localdomain may work (untested) however the fix below encourages the use of example.org.

Basically it will work under most other browsers or you can do the following fix.

  • Think of a domain for your repository and add this to your hosts file in /etc/hosts (here example.org) by doing the following as root.
 # vi /etc/hosts

Add the line

 127.0.0.1 example.org
  • Then either create a new archive with example.org as its location

or

  • Edit your archives 10_core.pl and change its location - as eprints user
 # vi archives/archive_name/cfg/cfg.d/10_core.pl

change the host line to your new host eg:

 $c->{host} = 'example.org';

Regenerate your apache config:

 # bin/generate_apacheconf

As root restart your apache

 # apache2ctl stop
 # apache2ctl start

Now you should be able to log in from the new url by pointing firefox at http://example.org

Wrong XML::LibXML Version

This affects mainly Ubuntu and older Debian distributions where the libxml package is too old. The package installer doesn't check the XML::LibXML version. Either install XML::LibXML 1.63 from cpan or disable it by setting enable_libxml to 0 in /usr/share/eprints3/perl_lib/EPrints/SystemSettings.pm.

Installing 1.63 from cpan (as root):

cpan XML::LibXML

Alternatively you could follow the instructions at Installing_GDOME_on_Debian to install the GDOME XML library.

Without either XML::LibXML or XML::GDOME Eprints uses a bundled XML::DOM implementation that has much lower performance and poorer Unicode support.

Note that you can build Debian packages from CPAN modules using dh-make-perl in order to keep track of those modules you've been building by yourself. Provided you've already configured your CPAN environment (that is, at least your proxies and servers), you can survive with:

dh-make-perl --install --notest --cpan XML::LibXML

DiskSpace.pm measuring disk usage (reiserFS)

Not supported in the default package install, to add support add the following to the array defined in $EPRINTS_HOME/perl_lib/Filesys/DiskSpace.pm

 1448756819 => "REISERFS_SUPER_MAGIC",    # 0x565A4653

Many thanks to José Miguel Parrella Romero for pointing this out.

Note that this was tested in a Debian GNU/Linux virtual private server running under Virtuozzo hypervision. Other filesystems, such as simfs, don't usually give any problems with DiskSpace.pm.

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