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This documentation relates to DSpace 1.8.x, an old, unsupported version. Looking for another version? See all documentation.

As of January 2015, DSpace 1.8.x is no longer supported. We recommend upgrading to a more recent version of DSpace. See DSpace Software Support Policy.

In the notes below [dspace] refers to the install directory for your existing DSpace installation, and [dspace-1.1.1-source] to the source directory for DSpace 1.1.1. Whenever you see these path references, be sure to replace them with the actual path names on your local system.

Upgrade Steps

Fortunately the changes in 1.1.1 are only code changes so the update is fairly simple.

  1. Take down Tomcat.
  2. It would be a good idea to update any of the third-party tools used by DSpace at this point (e.g. PostgreSQL), following the instructions provided with the relevant tools.
  3. In [dspace-1.1.1-source] run:
    ant -Dconfig= [dspace]/config/dspace.cfg update
  4. If you have locally modified JSPs of the following JSPs in your [dspace]/jsp/local directory, you might like to merge the changes in the new 1.1.1 versions into your locally modified ones. You can use the diff command to compare the 1.1 and 1.1.1 versions to do this. The changes are quite minor.
  5. Restart Tomcat.
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