Installing on RedHat Enterprise 4
Here is my step by step guide to getting EPrints 2.3.10 to install on a brand new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 install.
There may be some more issues that arrise, if you have a workaround, please add it. If it's just a bug, please leave a comment at the end of this page so I can try and resolve it.
Install Linux and Prerequisites
Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, the latest Update [=ISOs=] are available through Red Hat Network. If RHN is working, use it to get all the required packages:
up2date -u httpd wget gunzip xpdf lynx unzip up2date -u mod_perl perl-DBI perl-DBD-MySQL perl-XML-Parser
Note: you will need to make sure your machine has the "Extras" channel in RHN or install mysql-server from the 'extras' disk, even if you selected to install MySQL in the menus:
If you want the LaTeX functionality install a TeX system and ImageMagick:
up2date tetex-latex ImageMagick
Other perl modules
EPrints requires several perl modules not available through RHN. One place to get them is from Dag Wieers' high-quality repository, see http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/apt/FAQ.php#B. Install other perl modules like this:
rpm --import http://dag.wieers.com/packages/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt cat >> /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources <<EOF yum dag-rhel-4 http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el4/en/i386/dag/ EOF up2date -u perl-Data-ShowTable perl-MIME-Base64 perl-Unicode-String # turn off Dag's repo when not using sed -i 's;yum dag;#yum dag;g' /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources
Alternatively, you can use CPAN with the automated script which comes with eprints; run "cpan" and answer the questions.
then exit cpan (type exit) and run the perlmodule installer which came with EPrints.
Make sure apache