[EP-tech] Re: EPrints for Windows?

Tim Brody tdb2 at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Feb 24 14:06:01 GMT 2012


On Thu, 2012-02-23 at 17:10 +0100, Miklos wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I have been quite interested in testing (and maybe using, if
> successful) EPrints for a large scientific international community (I
> have been running for free their web site and collective proceedings
> for 12 years now and wish to have a better infrastructure for the
> latter). However, as the platform I have to install it on is Windows,
> I am quite puzzled at not being able to find an adequate distribution:
>       * In the Wiki documenting how to install Eprints on Windows, it
>         says "This feature requires EPrints version 3.2.1".
>       * In the download section, there is a 2008 Eprints 3.0
>         installer, which is the most recent one listed there.
>       * A 2009 report from  Ball State University Libraries details
>         why this is obsolete and can't be installed.
>       * The enquiries I sent to email addresses found on the wiki
>         bounced.
> 
> Does anyone know if there is a valid, working, distribution for
> Windows?

Hi,

I've added an .msi bundle to 3.3.8:
http://files.eprints.org/723/
You can always build your own, following the instructions here:
http://wiki.eprints.org/w/Creating_an_EPrints_MSI

Can you provide a link to that Ball State report?

That said, most people end up running a Linux-based virtual machine
under a Windows server. It tends to be less trouble, compared to trying
to get all of the dependencies working under Windows.

All the best,
Tim.



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