I’m assisting in the set up of a DSpace instance at the University of Waterloo (Canada). I’m wondering about DSpace and different operating systems. Here at Waterloo we are interested in setting up our production instance of DSpace on a Blade Server running Debian Linux. I know different Institutions have used Debian as their platform successfully, and this is encouraging. I’m curious as to whether setting up DSpace in a Debian environment is straight forward, and also whether the command line tools all work without requiring modification.
More generally, if anyone has any insight into advantages/disadvantages of different OS’s and DSpace this would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks very much,
Assistant Networked Information Research Associate
University of Waterloo Library