SUNScholar/Install DSpace/S08/Ubuntu-16.04

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BACK TO STEP 8

Step 8.0 Create web application shortcuts

We create shortcuts (symlinks in the Unix world) in the default Tomcat webapps folder, to the DSpace webapps in the $HOME/webapps folder by typing as follows:

cd /var/lib/tomcat8/webapps
sudo ln -s /home/dspace/webapps/solr
sudo ln -s /home/dspace/webapps/rest
sudo ln -s /home/dspace/webapps/oai
sudo ln -s /home/dspace/webapps/sword

Step 8.1 Configure the default ROOT webapp

DSpace has two web interfaces, the XMLUI and the JSPUI. This procedure allows you to select which interface will be used as the ROOT webapp. In other words, the one that does not need a /xmlui or a /jspui URL addition.

Start by removing the default Tomcat ROOT webapp with the following command:

sudo rm -rf /var/lib/tomcat8/webapps/ROOT

Then apply one of the following.

Bulb.png Note: Default UI


You can only choose one UI as the default ROOT Tomcat webapp. The other can be referenced as "/" something if needed.


Option A: XMLUI


Complex setup but very customisable using modern web UI technologies and has a low server load.

Type the following to make the XMLUI the default interface.

cd /var/lib/tomcat8/webapps
sudo ln -s /home/dspace/webapps/xmlui ROOT

Option B: JSPUI


Easy to setup but hard to customise and has a high server load.

Type the following to make the JSPUI the default interface.

cd /var/lib/tomcat8/webapps
sudo ln -s /home/dspace/webapps/jspui ROOT

Example listing of DSpace Java webapps in the Tomcat webapp folder

To get a listing of active Tomcat webapps type the following:

cd /var/lib/tomcat8/webapps
sudo ls -l

See example listing below.

dspace@ir1:/var/lib/tomcat8/webapps$ ls -l
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root    root         24 2012-09-05 11:28 oai -> /home/dspace/webapps/oai
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root    root         25 2012-09-05 11:28 rest -> /home/dspace/webapps/rest
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root    root         26 2012-09-05 11:28 ROOT -> /home/dspace/webapps/xmlui
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root    root         25 2012-09-05 11:28 solr -> /home/dspace/webapps/solr
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root    root         26 2012-09-05 11:28 sword -> /home/dspace/webapps/sword

Step 8.2 Restart Tomcat Server

Type the following.

sudo service tomcat8 restart

You can view the restart log if you want by typing the following;

tail -f /var/log/tomcat8/catalina.out