Step 3. Unpack DSpace
Type the following to extract the source code.
- Note: Select the DSpace version you are going to use
tar -xzvf /home/dspace/dspace-3.2-src-release.tar.gz
tar -xzvf /home/dspace/dspace-1.8.2-src-release.tar.gz
To be able to simplify the wiki documentation when doing upgrades and to simply path references to the source code we create a shortcut or in the Unix world a "symbolic link" to point to the source folder of interest.
This creates the /home/dspace/source path which will then be used for all of the following documentation to refer to the source code.
This is also the [dspace-source] folder referred to in the official DSpace documentation.
To create the symbolic link type one of the following:
Replace all instances of XXX with the DSpace version number selected for installation.
ln -s dspace-XXX-src-release source