[Koha] Installing Koha 3.12 on CentOS 5.x 32bit

Raj Pawan gumdal at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 23:15:30 NZDT 2014

I have a requirement of hosting a Free Library management system for a Non
Profit organization with a noble cause. We were able to manage and get a
free VPS hosting space for ourselves with the following configuration:

OS: CentOS 5.x 32bit
Bandwidth limit: 500 GB
Memory: 512 MB
Disk: 20 GB
*Absolutely No Support* offered by web hosting company as this is a Free VPS
account, so I am all on my own with the help of the Koha forums and mailing

I am using a Mac for all the operations and unfortunately the web console
provided by webhosters do not work with it as a Java applet has not been
signed against the Apple authority. So, I am using SSH to remotely login via

1. Is it possible to install Koha 3.12 or 3.14 on CentOS 5.x?
2. I referred  this post
<http://koha.1045719.n5.nabble.com/Koha-on-CentOS-5-2-td3059049.html>   but
not being able to get it to work. What are the packages which I should get
before I start installing Koha into it.
3. apt-get does not work for me. I have wget installed but no dpkg as
explained in  this post
<http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-965602.html>  .
4. I am totally new to VPS thing, where exactly should I copy all the files

Thank you for any help / suggestion which you might offer. Eagerly
anticipating replies and help.

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