Install Koha on Ubuntu 16.04

Install Ubuntu 16.04 and update
Koha can install on various Ubuntu flavours like Ubuntu MATE/Xubuntu/Lubuntu. Xubuntu and Lubuntu are lightweight (fast performance) Ubuntu flavours. Download Linux iso file from the Ubuntu MATE/Xubuntu/Lubuntu websites. Burn in a DVD or pen drive. Install the Linux operating system. 

Open Terminal and get ready for installation
Open Applications > System Tools > Terminal and execute commands one by one mentioned on this page.

Update Ubuntu
This process will update the Linux operating system latest by downloading new packages.

sudo su
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

Install Leafpad text editor

Leafpad is a lightweight text editor, which require opening configuration files while the installation process of Koha.

apt-get install leafpad

Add Koha community repository

Add Koha software channel into Debian. It will install the current (latest) version of Koha. Apply following two commands one by one:

echo deb http://debian.koha-community.org/koha stable main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/koha.list

wget -O- http://debian.koha-community.org/koha/gpg.asc | sudo apt-key add -

Update the software repository

sudo apt-get update

Install Koha

The following command will install the latest release of Koha.

sudo apt-get install koha-common

Server configuration

In this step, need to edit network information like domain name and port numbers.

sudo leafpad /etc/koha/koha-sites.conf

Here I change the port number of Koha staff client to 8080. Find the following line in the file and make changes.

INTRAPORT="8080"

Install MySQL server

Apply the following command to install MySQL server.

sudo apt-get install mariadb-server

Assign Root password for MySQL

Apply following commands one by one,

sudo su
mysqladmin -u root password newpass [Replace 'newpass']
exit

Koha instance creation

Apply following commands to create Apache configuration files.

sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo a2enmod cgi
sudo service apache2 restart

Create a Koha instance with the name library. 

sudo koha-create --create-db library

Add new port

We have assigned 8080 port for the Koha staff client and 80 for OPAC.
Open the following file and add a new port.

sudo leafpad /etc/apache2/ports.conf

Copy paste following line below Listen 80

Listen 8080

Restart Apache,

sudo service apache2 restart


Enable modules and sites

sudo a2dissite 000-default
sudo a2enmod deflate
sudo a2ensite library
sudo service apache2 restart


Change Koha default master password

See the following link
http://kohageek.blogspot.in/2013/05/how-to-change-master-password-of-koha.html

How to start Koha
Open following links,

http://127.0.1.1:8080 (Stff client)
http://127.0.1.1:80 (Online catalogue)


Reference
https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Koha_on_ubuntu_-_packages

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