Thanks for the quick response. Re your advice -- understood: "I am using the correct directory."
However, I've resolved the issue, using (yes, from the proper directory):
sudo ./dspace create-administrator
From: Tim Donohue (Closed) (DuraSpace JIRA) <no-reply@du...> - 2012-01-19 17:33:43
Similar to the problem presented there, I did not have the same issue on another (test) system (Mac OS X Mavericks running same configuration under Parallels, whereas the newly installed system is "native" Linux). I'm a Unix novice; perhaps I didn't follow exactly
the same procedures regarding ownership or permissions. Install directories are otherwise identical.