Koha/Post-Installation

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Step 1 - Setup email delivery

  • Install mail delivery agent
sudo apt-get install postfix

When asked for type of configuration, select Internet with smarthost. The smarthost is your campus email server, for example at Stellenbosch University that server is: mail.sun.ac.za

  • Deliver koha user email to designated recipients
sudo nano /etc/aliases

See example below. Replace the example email addresses with your email addresses.

# Added by installer for initial user
root:	me@my.edu
koha:   me@my.edu, you@my.edu

After saving the file, run the following command.

sudo newaliases

Enable command line email utils

sudo apt-get install mailx

Send a test email to yourself, by typing and pressing enter.

mail -s "Test from KOHA server" root, me@my.edu

Type in some content for the email, then press CTL+d to deliver the email.

You can check the log at /var/log/mail.log for more info of delivery.

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Step 2 - Setup custom website style

  • Select the "ccsr" theme using the opacthemes parameter in the admin interface.
  • Setup the opacsmallimage in the admin interface.
  • See the highlighted red boxes in the screenshot below for customisable areas of the OPAC web interface.

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  • The following folder contains the CCS files to style the OPAC client depending on which theme you selected.
/usr/share/koha/opac/htdocs/opac-tmpl
  • The following folder contains the CCS files to style the admin interface.
/usr/share/koha/intranet/htdocs/intranet-tmpl

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Step 3 - Enable LDAP user ID and authentication

To do.

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Step 4 - Enable Plugins

See: http://kohageek.blogspot.com/2013/09/how-to-setup-plugin-system-in-koha.html

Below is a brief procedure on how to add a "plugins" preference to Koha. Remember, with the packages installation method, these paths must be modified to point to your instance of Koha.

  • To enable Koha plugins, the system preference UseKohaPlugins must be enabled.
  • Create the directory /var/lib/koha/plugins
  • Add the following lines to your koha-conf.xml file
      <pluginsdir>/var/lib/koha/plugins</pluginsdir>
      <enable_plugins>1</enable_plugins>"
  • Add the following line to your koha-httpd.conf file
Alias /plugin/ "/var/lib/koha/plugins/"
  • Restart your webserver
  • Access the plugins system from the "More" pulldown
  • Upload the example plugin file provided here.
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