SUNScholar/Install DSpace/S08

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  1. *** This procedure is completely different from the official DSpace documentation, in that it applies best system admin practice for Unix based systems ***
  2. This procedure does NOT require "mod_jk" or Apache2 port re-direction with firewall rules or the Apache2 server.

Step 8. Enable the DSpace Java webapps on the Java Tomcat webapp server

The DSpace webapps have been compiled in the $HOME/webapps folder but Tomcat only serves up webapps in the /var/lib/tomcatX/webapps folder.

So, how do we get all the files into the Tomcat webapps folder?

There are several methods. I selected what I call the "automatic linkage" method: if you change anything in the DSpace $HOME/webapps folder and then re-compile, the changes automatically occur in the Tomcat /var/lib/tomcatX/webapps folder.

This method saves you from constantly having to copying webapps after a compile, which is always a risky business.

It also saves you from having to change the Tomcat server configuration files, which is very definitely not recommended by the Debian/Ubuntu software package maintainers.


Please make sure that Tomcat is listening on port 80 first, before setting this up. See link below.

For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS