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    Thumbs up what is the progress of the freebsd port

    Hi,

    I'm also very intersted in getting zimbra on freebsd. Are there so far any howto's available? What is the progress in getting zimbra in the freebsd ports?

    Many thanks,

    Filip

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    Default Mailing List For Freebsd port

    Like some others on this thread, I too am interested in a Freebsd port of Zimbra.
    Small ISP, unfortunately stuck with webmail for the time being, but everything but that server is now bsd.

    I don't mind the /opt stuff too much, ala Sun's Java on gentoo, I just want this to work. Honestly, I wonder if a monolithic port dumped into /opt might be easier anyway. I don't want my upgrades of other ports to fark up zimbra.
    This is a problem with any app that depends on multiple components. How many times have perl updates screwed other things up for you?

    Anyway, I would like to see if we can at least get this working, and get it into ports. I love the ports system (its why I use FBSD) and hate maintaining apps that aren't in it.
    Since it's all open source components, what's the major difficulty?
    I've never install tomcat, but all the other requirements seem like pretty standard stuff so....

    So 2 questions.
    1) Does anyone have this working?
    2) Can we start a maillist for this?
    Last edited by zenissin; 11-28-2005 at 03:58 PM. Reason: more discussion of /opt

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    Default Native JDK 1.5 Port

    Hello. I use BSD and Solaris on my networks. I would like to see a port of Zimbra to Solaris SPARC/x86 (i386 centric on the x86 port for compatibility), and FreeBSD 5.x/6.x on i386 arch. I would like to add that both platforms have JDK and JRE supported now. Only about a month ago, Sun made an agreement with the FreeBSD Foundation so that vendors could distribute precompiled binaries of both the runtime and development kit with the same conditions and compatibility that enterprises desire.

    http://www.freebsdfoundation.org/downloads/java.shtml

    OpenLDAP, Postfix, MySQL, Perl, Bash, Cyrus, Sasl, GCC are available on both platforms.

    Thank you for considering this, I'm getting tired of having to run RHEL and other Linuxisms on machines that were bought to run FreeBSD here. Zimbra is an awesome suite, and Solaris is an enterprise OS. FreeBSD is quite popular in the datacenter, especially on multi-core and multi-cpu racks, so let's pump out a beta for us to test. I'll personally test them out if you need it done.

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    Default libzimbra-native

    Hi,

    I think I'm getting close to an working copy of Zimbra on FreeBSD 6. What's currently got me stumped is a file called libzimbra-native.so. It's a library that's used by Tomcat which doesn't seem to get compiled locally even when building from a CVS source. The versions that seem to be available are a Linux .so and jnilib files for both ppc and x86 for OSX.

    I don't think FreeBSD knows what to do with jnilib files (and my trial seemed to confirm that), so I used the Linux version. (I know very little about OSX, so please correct me if I'm wrong on that.) When I try to load Tomcat I get this in my .out file:

    Fatal error: terminating: Failed to loadLibrary(zimbra-native)
    java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: /usr/local/zimbra/zimbra/lib/libzimbra-native.so: /usr/local/zimbra/zimbra/lib/libzimbra-native.so: Undefined symbol "__errno_location"

    This makes perfect sense as FreeBSD uses ELF

    So my question is:

    Is there source for libzimbra-native available?
    If yes: has anyone ported it?
    If no: would it be possible to make it available?

    Thanks!
    James

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    Default How about the port?

    Is there already a port for FreeBSD 6.1 ?
    And if so, where can it be found?

    sincerly,

    Osa2

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    dwhite released a patchset to get Zimbra working with FreeBSD. Try:

    FreeBSD Patchset for Zimbra released!

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    So, after I dug through a lot of the forum threads, there seems to be only one thing that hurts Zimbra from being ported to additional platforms or put in other directories.... Poor coding. Despite all the tools like automake, autoconf and other tools that will generate the necessary files, the Zimbra people never used variables in their code to make the location of their installation flexible. In other words, it's installation flexibility is poorly coded. The funny part is that the /opt directory that they like to put it into never really existed until 1990 or so. At that time, it was also created to put additional 'supporting' software packages for the OS in, not 3rd party software. However, like most things in the computing industry, nuances are lost and other factors helped it along. However, that still doesn't excuse the poor coding.

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    Hi,

    Is user Solko around? I see a lot of work on the Wiki for porting this to FreeBSD. I've been in contact with the ports people at FreeBSD to see if a true 'port' in their system can be created. I would really like to see this done. I have followed Solko's directions and they're not so straightforward. (Sorry, just being honest.) He seems to have put a tremendous amount of work into this and I would like to help it come to complete fruition. I've tried to install 7.2 on FreeBSD 9.1 with ZFS. It got to the point where it said everything was installed and running and then I restarted it. Everything went to heck after that. Solko, please contact me and I will put you in contact with the persons at FreeBSD to bring this home.

    IF someone sees this and can tell me how to get in contact with Solko or have him reply to this post, I'd like to see this move. :-)

    P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pathiaki View Post
    Hi,

    Is user Solko around? I see a lot of work on the Wiki for porting this to FreeBSD. I've been in contact with the ports people at FreeBSD to see if a true 'port' in their system can be created. I would really like to see this done. I have followed Solko's directions and they're not so straightforward. (Sorry, just being honest.) He seems to have put a tremendous amount of work into this and I would like to help it come to complete fruition. I've tried to install 7.2 on FreeBSD 9.1 with ZFS. It got to the point where it said everything was installed and running and then I restarted it. Everything went to heck after that. Solko, please contact me and I will put you in contact with the persons at FreeBSD to bring this home.

    IF someone sees this and can tell me how to get in contact with Solko or have him reply to this post, I'd like to see this move. :-)

    P.
    actually, i wrote You a very long email (as a response to Your private message, 2013-02-15) and You have never replied back.

    we have been running zimbra on freebsd for years. so yes, it definitely does work :-).

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