Installation of DSpace 6.x on Ubuntu 18.04 – Step 2

Installation of DSpace 6.x on Ubuntu 18.04 – Step 2

August 11, 2021 Dspace Opensource 1

Installation of Dspace 6.x on Ubuntu 18.04 Step 2 entails the following

  1. Create a DSpace user
  2. Download DSpace
  3. Extracting Dspace package
  4. Installation of DSpace

Create a DSpace user

Apply the following commands one by one,

sudo useradd -m dspace
sudo passwd dspace [enter a password for the new user dspace]
sudo mkdir /dspace
sudo chown dspace /dspace

Create a directory to build Dspace

sudo mkdir /build
sudo chmod -R 777 /build
cd /build

Download DSpace into /build directory

Copy-paste following line in the terminal,


You can find the latest updated of Dspace 6.x version from this page and copy the link to download latest version.

Extracting Dspace package

tar -zxf dspace-6.3-src-release.tar.gz

Open following file and remove a piece of lines.

sudo vim /build/dspace-6.3-src-release/dspace-api/pom.xml

Remove the following group of codes. Carefully check the lines in the file.


Save and close the file.

Installation of DSpace

Enter into Dspace package folder and apply the following commands one by one.

cd /build/dspace-6.3-src-release
sudo mvn -U package 
cd dspace/target/dspace-installer
sudo ant fresh_install


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