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From the command-prompt execute:
Check you can write to the Perl library from the command prompt:
> ppm area list
ppm area list
  │ name      │ pkgs │ lib                  │
  │ name      │ pkgs │ lib                  │

Revision as of 13:46, 14 May 2010

Download an appropriate EPrints Release

Warning This feature requires EPrints version 3.2.1 or later

This page contains notes concerning installing version 3.2 on Win32-based platforms. There is still work to go on supporting EPrints on Win32.


  • Microsoft Windows XP or later
  • Apache 2.0 or later
  • MySQL 5 or later
  • ModPerl 2.0 or later

Download EPrints Windows Installation Package (MSI)

Do not install this until ALL supporting software is in place and in the places outlined.


Supporting Software


Download and install Apache 2.2 + OpenSSL (if needed) from http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi#apache22.

  • Change the installation directory to C:\Apache
  • After install manually add C:\Apache\bin to the windows path enviroment variable.


Download and install MySQL from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

  • Change default character set to Best support For Multilingualism


Download and install ActiveState Perl from http://www.activestate.com/activeperl/downloads/


Install mod_perl from the command prompt:

Other Modules

Check you can write to the Perl library from the command prompt:

ppm area list
│ name       │ pkgs │ lib                  │
│ (perl_lib) │  n/a │ C:/eprints//perl_lib │
│ (site)     │    2 │ C:/Perl/site/lib     │
│ (perl)     │  206 │ C:/Perl/lib          │

If the "site" name is in brackets (as shown) you need to fix the permissions on C:/Perl/site so that your user can write to it (TODO: why can't Administrator users write using ppm???).

Add the uwinnipeg repository to PPM:

  • Start the "Perl Package Manager" (ActiveState Perl start menu)
  • Edit --> Preferences
  • Under the Repositories tab add the University of Winnipeg repository from the suggested list.
  • Click Ok then close PPM

Install DBD::mysql from the command prompt:

  • ppm install DBD-mysql

Install XML::LibXML from the command prompt:

  • ppm install XML-LibXML


Edit the Apache configuration file C:\Apache\conf\httpd.conf and add below the last LoadModule line:

LoadFile C:/perl/bin/perl510.dll
LoadModule perl_module modules/mod_perl.so

And at the end of the file:

Include C:/eprints/cfg/apache.conf