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Koha 3 - the next-generation release of the award-winning Koha open-source
integrated library system.
Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System. Developed initially in
New Zealand by Katipo Communications, Ltd and first deployed in January of 2000
for the Horowhenua Library Trust, it is currently maintained by a team of
software providers and library technology staff from around the globe. Learn
more about the Koha project at http://koha.org.
INSTALLATION
============
Koha 3 comes with a new installer, based on MakeMaker, the tool that
is usually used to install CPAN modules. This means that if you know
how to customise CPAN-installed modules, the same things should work
for you with Koha. If not, don't worry. If you want to customise the
installation more than described below, run "man ExtUtils::MakeMaker"
You need to have a server running Perl 5.8, MySQL 5 or PostgreSQL 8.2.5, Zebra
2.0.22 or greater and a webserver (preferably Apache2) before installing
Koha.
MySQL 5: Create a database called 'koha,' owned by 'kohaadmin'
user, with a password set. Note: kohaadmin must have at least the
following privileges: SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, CREATE, DROP,
ALTER, and LOCK TABLES.
PostgreSQL 8.2.5: Create a database called 'koha,' owned by 'kohaadmin'
user, with a password set. Note: kohaadmin must be a superuser. You
must also add plpgsql to the koha database. NOTE: PostgreSQL support in
Koha is experimental and should not be attempted for production systems
without a heavy investment in testing.
Default installation instructions:
1. perl Makefile.PL
(you will be prompted to answer a number of questions and you will
need to install some Perl dependencies)
WARNING:
1.1 A Perl library Koha depends on, MARC::File::XML may not work with Perl
5.10, see: http://bugs.koha.org/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2309),
1.2 recent versions of CGI::Session have caused some issues for users;
as of this release date, we suggest downloading the CGI::Session::serialize::yaml
tarball direct from CPAN and install it directly rather than using the cpan command
2. make
3.(optional) make test
4. sudo make install
5. sudo ln -s /etc/koha/koha-httpd.conf /etc/apache2/sites-available/koha
(note that the path to koha-httpd.conf may be different depending on your
installation choices)
6. sudo a2enmod rewrite
7. sudo a2ensite koha && /etc/init.d/apache2 reload
8. sudo zebrasrv -f /etc/koha/koha-conf.xml
(note that you will want to run Zebra in daemon mode for a production
system)
9. Browse to http://servername:8080/ and answer the questions
OR if you want to install all dependencies from CPAN and are root, you can
replace steps 1-3 with "perl install-CPAN.pl" but this is non-standard and
may not be safe. Nevertheless, it's pretty cool when it works.
The defaults will install Koha to places that follow relevant standards,
such as the File Hierarchy Standard. If you want to install Koha to a
different directory like /opt/koha, then replace step 1 with (for example):
1. perl Makefile.PL INTRANET_CGI_DIR=/www/cgi-bin
You can change most of the defaults in a similar way, such as DB_HOST.
For full instructions on how to override the default settings, run
$ perldoc rewrite-config.PL
UPGRADE
=======
If you are upgrading from a previous installation of Koha 3, you can
use the following:
perl Makefile.PL --prev-install-log /path/to/koha-install-log
make
make test
sudo make upgrade
WHAT NEXT?
1. Running the Web Installer allows you to install sample data for libraries, patrons, etc.
but you may want to install additional data such as bibliographic and authorities.
Once the installer has completed, you can import and index MARC records from the
command line thusly (Note: you can also use the 'Stage MARC records for import' from
the Tools area of Koha's Staff Client to import a batch of MARC records):
$ export KOHA_CONF=/usr/share/koha/etc/koha-conf.xml
(note: use the correct path to your koha-conf.xml)
2. Import:
Bibliographic data in MARC21 format
$ misc/migration-tools/bulkmarcimport.pl -file /path/to/marc.iso2709
Authority data in MARC21 format
$ misc/migration-tools/bulkauthimport.pl -file /path/to/auth.iso2709
3. Fast Index:
$ misc/migration-tools/rebuild_zebra.pl -b -w
Once the indexing has completed, you will be able to search for records in your
system. NOTE: if you don't run the Fast Index utility, and you have the index
updates scheduled as per 7.3 the indexing process will happen in the background,
Once the indexing has completed, you will be able to search for records in your
system. NOTE: if you don't run the Fast Index utility, and you have the index
updates scheduled as per 7.3 the indexing process will happen in the background,
but it will be orders of magnitude slower.
4. Schedule regular index updates
run rebuild_zebra.pl -b -a -z as a regular cron job, check misc/cronjobs/crontab.example
for usage examples
5. To enable public Z39.50/SRU servers, you'll need to edit your koha-conf.xml and
change the <listen> options to listen on a TCP port; then restart the zebra daemon.
IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS
====================
IF THIS IS A PRE-RELEASE TREE: please contact developers by email via
http://lists.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/koha-devel
or
http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.education.libraries.koha.devel
IF THIS IS A RELEASED VERSION: please see the support pages at
http://www.koha.org/
Released versions usually have three-digit numbers, like 3.00.01,
while other version number styles are usually snapshots or previews.
DEVELOPER NOTES
===============
For instructions on how to package releases, run perldoc Makefile.PL
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