Koha 3.4 on Debian Squeeze (Git Method)

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This guide assumes you are familiar with Debian, and that you have already setup a server with apache2 and mysql and have created a user (koha in this case) to install koha under and that said user has full sudo permissions. It is also tailored to those doing "dev" type installs, but can easily be adapted for "production" type installs.

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Installing Koha

All the below steps can be and should be undertaken as the koha user!

su - koha

Software Dependencies

Update the apt sources to include "Indexdata"

sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list

add the lines:

# Index Data
deb http://ftp.indexdata.dk/debian squeeze main
deb-src http://ftp.indexdata.dk/debian squeeze main

The Index Data packages are signed with a key you can install as follows;<ref group="note">file is downloaded and installed to roots home directory for cleanliness in this example</ref>

sudo wget http://ftp.indexdata.dk/debian/indexdata.asc --directory-prefix=/root
sudo apt-key add /root/indexdata.asc

Install dependencies: example script

Configure the cpan to enable installation of remaining perl module dependencies

cpan

This will take you through cpan configuration script, accepting the defaults is fine. Once complete, run;

install Bundle::CPAN

This installs the latest CPAN module and lots of helper modules and is a good test that cpan is working correctly.

Now install Perl Dependency Modules via CPAN: example script

Installing and Configuring MySQL

Ensureing the correct character encoding for koha;

sudo cp /usr/share/mysql/config.medium.ini /etc/my.cnf

Then add the following lines to the my.cnf;

[client]
default-character-set=utf8
 
[mysql]
default-character-set=utf8
 
[mysqld]
default-character-set=utf8
default-collation=utf8_unicode_ci

Restart mysql for changes to take effect:

sudo /etc/init.d/mysql restart

Creating the koha database (replace **** by your chosen kohaadmin password);

 mysql -uroot -p'******'
 mysql> CREATE DATABASE koha CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_bin;
 mysql> GRANT ALL ON koha.* TO 'kohaadmin'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY '****';
 mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;


Koha

Download

Change to Koha home directory and download Koha source via git.

cd /home/koha
git clone git://git.koha-community.org/koha.git kohaclone

To keep things clean, create a new release tracking branch. (replace INSTALLNAME with whatever you want to call your install);

cd kohaclone
git checkout -b INSTALLNAME --track tag/v3.04.00

Installation

This follows the standard perl conventions. From within the kohaclone repository:

perl Makefile.PL
make
make install

To run from the git clone select a dev install. See the Koha INSTALL documentation for more info.

Fix any Dependancy issues mentioned after running Makefile.PL using instructions How_to_install_missing_Perl_modules_on_Debian and re-run Makefile.PL until no issues are flagged.

Setting Environment Variable

Add environment variables to ~/.bashrc (the actual values will differ depending on the answers to Makefile.PL) For a dev install:

 export KOHA_CONF=/home/koha/koha-dev/etc/koha-conf.xml
 export PERL5LIB=/home/koha/kohaclone

Configuring Apache2

Link /home/koha/koha-dev/etc/koha/koha-httpd.conf to /etc/apache2/sites-available/koha

 sudo ln -s /home/koha/koha-dev/etc/koha-httpd.conf /etc/apache2/sites-available/koha

Add "Listen" on port 8080 directive to /etc/apache2/ports.conf;

 sudo nano /etc/apache2/ports.conf

Configure final apache2 Settings, link the Koha site and Restart service to make settings stick;

 sudo a2enmod rewrite
 sudo a2ensite koha
 sudo apache2ctl restart

You should now find the Koha on-line setup page at YOURHOST:8080.

Notes

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