Installing EPrints on RHEL/Fedora/CentOS
- RedHat Enterprise (RHEL) / CentOS 7 or Fedora 25+ (earlier versions may work)
Installing from EPrints 3.3.x RPM
Add the rpm.eprints.org repository key:
... the rpm.eprints.org EPrints repository:
Upgrade your XML libraries:
yum upgrade libxml2 libxslt perl-XML-LibXML perl-XML-LibXSLT
Install EPrints 3:
yum install eprints
Other sources for dependencies
The following RPM repositories may be useful for finding other non-critical dependencies required by EPrints that are not 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.
you may also need to tell SELinux to allow apache to talk on the network (maybe only if your database is on a separate server
setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect=1
Installing EPrints 3.3.x from Source
N.B. Installing from source is generally discouraged particularly for production repositories. However, if want to develop the EPrints code or a plugin or Bazaar package it may be useful to install from source, ideally from EPrints Core Git repository.
Failed to parse XML file
When installing EPrints on RHEL6 (may apply to other versions), If you get the error:
Failed to parse XML file: /usr/share/eprints/lib/lang/en/phrases/system.xml: Entity: line 396: parser error : Entity 'nbsp' not defined age or title page. If there are more...
sed -i 's/ / /g' /usr/share/eprints/lib/lang/en/phrases/system.xml
then navigate to the root of your EPrints install (/opt/eprints or /usr/share/eprints) and run
bin/generate_views *repository_id* bin/epadmin reload *repository_id*
Upgrade from previous 3.3
After a upgrading from previous 3.3, your existing repository's database may need updating.
bin/epadmin update [archive_id]
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 and the eprints var folder (indexer log, ticker files):
chcon -R -h -t httpd_sys_script_rw_t /usr/share/eprints/archives/[repoid]/documents/ chcon -R -h -t httpd_sys_script_rw_t /usr/share/eprints/var/