Contribute to the DSpace Development Fund

The newly established DSpace Development Fund supports the development of new features prioritized by DSpace Governance. For a list of planned features see the fund wiki page.

Various OS flavors will have different ways of doing this, so here's a collection point for scripts you might use in those environments.

Gentoo Linux and derivatives

Gentoo-handle_initscript.mht works for me as /etc/init.d/handle for startup, but stop isn't working yet. This needs a companion /etc/conf.d/handle defining DSPACE_HOME and HANDLE_HOME to point to the DSpace installation directory.

Ubuntu 8.04 and 10.04 methods

Edit the file


and the line


. This is assuming of course that your DSpace home is:


See: for more info.

RedHat RHEL and CentOS

handle.lso works for me as /etc/init.d/handle. Be sure to customize the script for your environment, setting the default values for TOMCAT_USER, DSPACE_DIR, JAVA_HOME, JRE_HOME.


dspace-handle.txt is an updated and slightly improved version of the init script posted by Gary Browne on May 10, 2012 on the dspace-tech mailing list. Be sure to remove the .txt extension and change the exec variable to point to your DSpace bin directory.


Debian-based distributions

See Ubuntu?

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