PKP/OJS/Install Software/During

From Libopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Back to OJS Installation

Source Code

Go the temp folder.

cd /tmp

Download OJS software.


Extract the code as follows:

tar -xzvf ojs-2.4.8.tar.gz

Copy the code the the web folder as follow:

rsync -av /tmp/ojs-2.4.8/ /var/www/html/

File Permissions

Apply the following permissions.

chmod 0777 -R /var/www/html/cache
chmod 0777 -R /var/www/html/plugins
chmod 0777 -R /var/www/html/public
chmod 0777 /var/www/html/
chown www-data.root -R /var/www/html


Open a web browser and go to the journal website, complete the web gui installation.

  1. Remove the default "index.html" file.
  2. Apply the patches. See:

After installation instructions


After installation, setup the following:

  2. Mail service. Enable all options.
nano /var/www/

Scheduled tasks

Create a "root" user crontab to do scheduled tasks.

crontab -e
0 * * * *       php /var/www/html/tools/runScheduledTasks.php
chmod 0755 /var/www/html/tools/runScheduledTasks.php

Enable in config file.

nano /var/www/html/


Install the following:

sudo apt-get install catdoc antiword poppler-utils pstotext

Then setup the config file.

nano /var/www/html/

Uncomment search for PDF, PostScript and M$ Word. See example below.

;index[application/pdf] = "/usr/bin/pstotext -enc UTF-8 -nopgbrk %s - | /usr/bin/tr '[:cntrl:]' ' '"
index[application/pdf] = "/usr/bin/pdftotext -enc UTF-8 -nopgbrk %s - | /usr/bin/tr '[:cntrl:]' ' '"

; PostScript
index[application/postscript] = "/usr/bin/pstotext -enc UTF-8 -nopgbrk %s - | /usr/bin/tr '[:cntrl:]' ' '"
index[application/postscript] = "/usr/bin/ps2ascii %s | /usr/bin/tr '[:cntrl:]' ' '"

; Microsoft Word
index[application/msword] = "/usr/bin/antiword %s"
index[application/msword] = "/usr/bin/catdoc %s"

Then run the following:

chmod 0755 /var/www/html/tools/rebuildSearchIndex.php
php /var/www/html/tools/rebuildSearchIndex.php