Installing EPrints on Debian/Ubuntu
David Tarrant has built a Debian/Ubuntu package for Eprints.
Add one of the following mirrors (2 lines) to your /etc/apt/sources.list file as the root user. Please ensure that there is only one set in the file or you may not experience the correct behaviour.
Add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://deb.eprints.org/3.1/ stable/ deb-src http://deb.eprints.org/3.1/ source/
To install the latest unstable release add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://deb.eprints.org/3.1/ unstable/ deb-src http://deb.eprints.org/3.1/ source/
To install the nightly build add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://deb.eprints.org/3.1/ nightly/ deb-src http://deb.eprints.org/3.1/ source/
To install the old 3.0 branch follow the same instructions as above replacing 3.1 with 3.0 in all instances.
EPrints 3.2 (Current Trunk Build)
This is available as a nightly build only and offers no guarantees.
To install the nightly build add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://deb.eprints.org/3.2/ nightly/ deb-src http://deb.eprints.org/3.2/ source/
Installing Eprints via apt-get
To install Eprints and all its dependencies execute the following (as root):
apt-get update apt-get install eprints
Setting up a Repository
You should now have a working installation of eprints in /usr/share/eprints3/. Please follow the on-screen instructions to set up an eprints repository. You probably want to start with (as root):
For more information about setting up an EPrints repository take a look at Getting Started with EPrints 3
Read First: Known issues with the Debian/Ubuntu package can be found at Debian Known Issues.
su eprints cd ./bin/epadmin create logout a2ensite eprints3 apache2ctl restart
If you have any problems getting set up you can get free help and support from the EP-Tech mailing list. For free support and discussion about EPrints you can sign up to the EP-Tech here: http://mailman.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/eprints-tech.
Getting and Compiling from Source (not required)
To install dependencies and retrieve the Eprints source execute the following:
apt-get update apt-get build-dep eprints apt-get source eprints
The source will be saved to a tarball in the current directory.