I'm fairly new to DSpace, and recently set up a clean server build with 1.8.1. I've published a post on our project blog going through what we did:
Mostly, the installation (from the non-source release) went fine, but there were a few tweaks needed:
- Having set up PostgreSQL security, a local connection was no longer sufficient so "-h localhost" was needed so that TCP/IP was used:
createdb -U dspace -W -h localhost -E UNICODE dspace
- The maven build complained that several folders hadn't been created and failed (actually it failed individually for each folder causing several reruns):
- We ran out of disk space (as we were using a virtual machine that automatically allocated disk space when needed) finally discovering that the installation process needed ca. 3Gb space available.
- It would be handy if the installation instructions included the necessary "undo" steps for when maven or ant builds fail - deleting the target folder, or deleting the dspace folder and dropping the database respectively.
I'm guessing the right thing to do would be to put this on JIRA ?
Otherwise… looking at the post, a "Powered by DSpace" logo may be a nice thing for the project…
Also, the Sourceforge link on www.dspace.org
for downloading DSpace still points to 1.8.0
All the best,