[Koha] Koha installation puzzles

King, Fred Fred.King at Medstar.net
Mon Feb 15 11:26:19 NZDT 2021

Esteemed colleagues,

I'm running into some bumps while I'm setting up a Koha installation. I'm using:
   An Ubuntu server from Digital Ocean, 20.04. (In Toronto, if that makes any difference.)
   Koha 20.11x
   Using packages from mirrors.digitalocean.com

While I'm installing koha-common, right before the end, this happens:
   The following plugins have been enabled:
   started 1 plugins
[that's normal, but then nothing happens for a couple of minutes, and I get this:]
   Failed to enable unit: Unit /run/systemd/generator.late/koha-common.service is transient or generated.
[then setup returns to normal]

I've never seen this before, and I've done a LOT of Koha installations. Any ideas of what's happening?

I also want to add Memcached. (If it matters, I've also installed plack.) The instructions at https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Koha_on_ubuntu_-_packages say:
   If you want to use memcached:
       This may need to be installed first with: sudo apt-get install memcached
       Include --use-memcached
[then the next line is:]
   sudo koha-create --create-db library

Problem is, I can't figure where to include -use-memcached. All right, I have a bad case of Basement Brain. Could someone un-confuse me?

And finally, when I try to install a language with
   Sudo koha-translate -install fr-FR
for example, I get the warning
   connection to '__MEMCACHED_SERVERS___' failed
and warnings that performance will suffer greatly.
Then when I try to install another language such as es_ES, de_DE, or am_ETHI, I get a message that the language is not available. Later in the installation I get the option to use FR, so it seems to have been installed.
The Memcached settings in /etc/koha/sites/library/koha-conf.xml appear to be correct.

It's dinnertime here in North American Eastern Time, but I'll be back on Monday. Thanks to anyone who can point me in the right direction.

Fred King, MSLS, AHIP
Medical Librarian, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
fred.king at medstar.net<mailto:fred.king at medstar.net>
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