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    Question Using OS supplied versions of Apache, OpenLDAP and MySQL

    Hi all,

    I am currently evaluating a Groupware solution and Zimbra looks really good.

    My only concern is that Zimbra forces you to use its own versions of server applications - particularly Apache, OpenLDAP and MySQL.

    I find this a little off-putting since it means I need to have 2 versions of each server application running.

    The ones supplied by the OS (needed for System Administration and web applications) and the ones supplied by Zimbra.

    Does the Zimbra Software only interface these apps via LDAP (OpenLDAP), HTTP/S (Apache), SQL (MySQL).

    If this is so, then would it be easy to get Zimbra to use the OS supplied apps, negating the double up effect.

    Cheers
    bigmudcake.

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    Please, search the forums. This has been asked and answered countless times already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dijichi2
    Please, search the forums. This has been asked and answered countless times already.
    If its been asked countless times then its probably a Frequently Asked Question. Would be good if its in the FAQ (in the Wiki).

    Possibly with a reason why/why not and which third party apps you can/cannot replace if any.

    There is no mention in either the Quick Start guide and the Admin guide.

    Other then that, I am sure it will be asked countless times again.

    I have looked through the forums and the solution always put forth is
    to run 2 versions of Apache, OpenLDAP etc. Unless I missed a post.

    I am wondering if that it needs to be the case, and is there a way to
    get Zimbra to used OS supplied applications.

    Cheers
    bigmudcake
    Last edited by bigmudcake; 09-19-2006 at 12:10 AM.

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    Not sure, but this should be possible. Do none of these articles help?

    If not directly, they should provide a direction ... ?
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    Chintan Zaveri
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    Quote Originally Posted by czaveri
    Not sure, but this should be possible. Do none of these articles help?

    If not directly, they should provide a direction ... ?

    A big thankyou for your help. I have been wading through the forums finding answer after answer that says run 2 copies of apache which is not really an answer. It is one solution though :-).

    I finally found a post that mentioned an external site (Sietse.net) that had an FAQ that said.

    I already have a webserver/mysql/whatever running. Why does Zimbra have its own?
    The idea behind Zimbra is provide a do-all 'black box' that Just Works. All needed software is included, making the package independent of already existing (or missing) software. Also, the packaged software is optimized for Zimbra.
    Here is a forum thread about the subject.


    This forum thread is most helpful if it is 12 months old.

    Thanks again for your help. I would strongly suggest entering it into the FAQ.

    Cheers
    bigmudcake.
    Last edited by bigmudcake; 09-19-2006 at 01:34 AM.

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    Glad you found the answer.

    Yes, this might be a worthy addition to the FAQ. I might have thought about it when I installed the first instance of Zimbra. Nevertheless, I was overjoyed after I first accessed the Web UI and decided to use Zimbra the Zimbra-way

    Added it to the FAQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmudcake
    Thanks again for your help. I would strongly suggest entering it into the FAQ.
    The answer to your question about running other services on the Zimbra server has been answered many times in the forum. As you've already found out, Zimbra is designed to be run on a dedicated box. The answers that said 'run another copy of x' were intended to answer the question of 'how do I add another server x to my zimbra box'.

    BTW, if you feel that this is something that should be added to the wiki then feel free to add it, everyone can edit the wiki.
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