Step three in the installation of dspace 6.x involves the following:

  1. Installation of Tomcat
  2. Setup environment variables
  3. Configuration of Tomcat

Installation of Tomcat

Download the and extract the Tomcat package,

cd /opt
sudo wget

If the above mentioned link not working, visit Tomcat website and download the package.

sudo tar xvzf apache-tomcat-8.5.50.tar.gz

Rename folder “apache-tomcat-8.5.50” to “tomcat

sudo mv apache-tomcat-8.5.50 tomcat

Delete the Tomcat package file from /opt folder

sudo rm apache-tomcat-8.5.50.tar.gz

Open the following file, 

sudo leafpad /etc/profile

Setup environment variables

Environment variables to find JAVA.

Add following lines at the bottom of the file,

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64
export CATALINA_HOE=/opt/tomcat

Copy Dspace web apps files to Tomcat folder 

sudo cp -r /dspace/webapps/* /opt/tomcat/webapps

Running Tomcat automatically
You can set up to start the Tomcat server start automatically at the time of system turn on.

Open following file in a Terminal,

sudo vim /etc/init.d/tomcat

Add following lines in the file,

# Provides:        tomcat8
# Required-Start:  $network
# Required-Stop:   $network
# Default-Start:   2 3 4 5
# Default-Stop:    0 1 6
# Short-Description: Start/Stop Tomcat server


start() {
 sh /opt/tomcat/bin/

stop() {
 sh /opt/tomcat/bin/

case $1 in
  start|stop) $1;;
  restart) stop; start;;
  *) echo "Run as $0 <start|stop|restart>"; exit 1;;

save and close the file.

Apply the following commands too;

sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/tomcat
sudo update-rc.d tomcat defaults

Start Tomcat server,

sudo service tomcat start

Now you can start and stop Tomcat server using the following commands;

sudo service tomcat start
sudo service tomcat stop
sudo service tomcat restart

Make an initial administrator account (an e-person) in DSpace:

Apply following command in a terminal,

sudo /dspace/bin/dspace create-administrator

It will ask to enter the email address for user login.
Enter an email address (e.g. dspace@localhost).
Enter First name and surename (e.g. dspace)
Enter a password.

Delete the build folder

sudo rm -rf /build

Open DSpace in your browser

DSpace has two interfaces; xmlui and jspui. You can load either one Dspace interface in a browser.


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