Installing EPrints on RHEL/Fedora/CentOS

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Requirements

  • RedHat Enterprise/CentOS 5.5 (earlier versions may work)

Installing

Add the rpm.eprints.org repository key:

rpm -ivh http://rpm.eprints.org/rpm-eprints-org-key-1-1.noarch.rpm

... the rpm.eprints.org EPrints repository:

rpm -ivh http://rpm.eprints.org/eprints/noarch/rpm-eprints-org-1-1.noarch.rpm

... on RHEL 5.x only the rpm.eprints.org RHEL updates repository:

rpm -ivh http://rpm.eprints.org/RHEL/5Server/noarch/rpm-eprints-org-RHEL-5-1.noarch.rpm

... on RHEL 6.x only install antiword if installing EPrints 3.2.x or earlier:

rpm -ivh http://rpm.eprints.org/RHEL/5/i386/antiword-0.37-1.i386.rpm
# or for 64 bit:
rpm -ivh http://rpm.eprints.org/RHEL/5/x86_64/antiword-0.37-1.x86_64.rpm

Upgrade your XML libraries:

yum upgrade libxml2 libxslt perl-XML-LibXML perl-XML-LibXSLT

Install EPrints 3:

yum install eprints3 # 3.2.x
yum install eprints # 3.3.x and later

Other sources for dependencies

The following RPM repositories may be useful for finding other dependencies required by EPrints that aren't part of the core RHEL system.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL - Fedora Extras for RHEL.

http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/ - RPMforge, which covers a very large range of Perl modules plus others.

ImageMagick provide an RPM for RHEL/CentOS 5. At time of writing the RPM requires fftw3, fltk, jasper and openexr which are available from RPMForge. libwebp is available from rpm.eprints.org.

SELinux

If you're using SELinux on your server you will need to give Apache read/write access to the documents directory for all repositories you create:

chcon -R -h -t httpd_sys_script_rw_t /opt/eprints3/archives/[repoid]/documents/

Getting Started

Getting Started with EPrints 3