Installing EPrints on Debian/Ubuntu
Download an appropriate EPrints Release
David Tarrant has built a Debian/Ubuntu package for Eprints.
Add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://deb.eprints.org/ stable/ deb-src http://deb.eprints.org/ source/
To install the latest unstable release add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://deb.eprints.org/ unstable/ deb-src http://deb.eprints.org/ source/
To install the latest 3.1 unstable release add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://deb.eprints.org/3.1/ unstable/ deb http://deb.eprints.org/3.1/ source/
Do not add both the stable and unstable repositories.
Installing Eprints via apt-get
To install Eprints and all its dependencies execute the following:
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):
su eprints cd ./bin/epadmin create logout a2ensite eprints3 apache2ctl reload
Known issues with the Debian/Ubuntu package can be found at Debian Known Issues.
Getting and Compiling from Source
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.