- *** This procedure is completely different from the official DSpace documentation, in that it applies best system admin practice for Unix based systems ***
- 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. http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/SUNScholar/Prepare_Ubuntu/S05