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


[Dspace-devel] [DuraSpace JIRA] (DS-1104) unable to create-administrator in ubuntu - dspace no command found.
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.

Thanks!  --Charlie

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From: Keir Vaughan-Taylor <>
To: dspace-tech <>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:23:23 +1000
Subject: Re: [Dspace-tech] DSpace 4.2 "dspace create-adminstrator" command not found
/<dspace root>/bin/dspace --help
will give a list of all the available commands

Create administrator should be
/<dspace root>/bin/dspace create-administrator

On Wed, 2014-08-13 at 20:08 -0600, Charles Kinney wrote:
> After a new installation -- apparently successful, the
> "create-administrator" command is not found.  I am using the correct
> directory.
> Would appreciate tips on how to diagnose & fix problem and/or find &
> use the command.
> Failing that, can I simply insert  rows into the database directly?
> Seems that "eperson" and "epersongroup2eperson" would be all that
> require entries, right?
> Environment:
> DSpace 4.2
> openjdk-7-jdk
> Apache Maven 3.2.2
> Apache Ant 1.9.3
> tomcat7
> postgresql 9.3+154
> Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 64-bit (kernel 3.13 / Ubuntu 14.04)