Installing EPrints 3 on Ubuntu 6.10

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Download EPrints Releases: http://files.eprints.org/view/type/release.html


Setting up Ubuntu

This instructions assume a working Ubuntu 6.10 ("Edgy Eft") installation (or close approximation thereof).

Install EPrints Dependencies

Install Apache and mod_perl:

$ sudo apt-get install apache2 libapache2-mod-perl2

Install MySQL:

$ sudo apt-get install mysql-server

Install EPrints perl dependencies:

$ sudo apt-get install libxml-libxml-perl libunicode-string-perl \
  libterm-readkey-perl libmime-lite-perl libdbd-mysql-perl

Install Readonly (you will need to configure CPAN if not already done):

$ sudo cpan install Readonly

If XML::GDOME should be used instead of XML::DOM, you could try if the unofficial Debian Sarge package works for you.

Configuring MySQL

It is strongly recommended that you set a root password in mysql:

$ mysqladmin -u root password <new password>

Create an 'eprints' system user

$ sudo adduser --system --home /opt/eprints3 --group eprints 

Add the 'www-data' user to the 'eprints' group:

$ sudo adduser www-data eprints

Install EPrints

Download EPrints 3. Unpack and install the tarball:

$ tar xzvf eprints-3.x.y.tar.gz
$ cd eprints-3.x.y
$ ./configure --with-smtp-server smtp.yourdomain
$ sudo ./install.pl

Set up Apache2

Add this line to /etc/apache2/sites-available/eprints

Include /opt/eprints3/cfg/apache.conf

and enable the site

$ sudo a2ensite eprints

(this leaves /etc/apache2/apache.conf untouched, making future Apache upgrades easier)

Set up the indexer as a service

$ sudo ln -s /opt/eprints3/bin/epindexer /etc/init.d/epindexer

Make the indexer start automatically when the machine is rebooted:

$ sudo update-rc.d epindexer defaults 99 99

Configure an archive

Follow the steps in the main EPrints documentation to configure an archive.

Restarting Apache

$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 force-reload