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    Hey guys!

    I've read a lot about zimbra, and now I tried out the demo... and its that kewl even better than gmail.

    Now I'm interessted in installing it on my web server. Its a Gentoo Box and there is allready:
    • MySQL (4.1)
    • Tomcat 5.0
    • Apache 2 (not directly used by zimbra, right?)
    • OpenLDAP (not used ... so could be replaced by zimbra's openldap)


    Now my questions:
    Has anyone allready succeeded in setting up zimbra in an existing environment or an environment thats not supported (not RedHat)?

    Which way would you recommend me to go ... Using a binary packet or setting up from the source ... Developer install or not ...

    What are the components of zimbra? Are there other essential things in the zimbra core than the web application in tomcat? If so which ones, and how are the connected?

    Any hints would be helpfull.

    Kind regards, Sigi

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    Your best bet would be to run a few searches. Your not the first to try gentoo. Also might want to search bsd and debian. It's possible but non-trivial. I'd reccomend trying to build from CVS using the how-to in the docs dir.
    Looking for new beta users -> Co-Founder of Acompli. Previously worked at Zimbra (and Yahoo! & VMware) since 2005.

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    i've allready ran a view searches, but i was not excited about the results i got. there are some things i need to know about what zimbra does. what are the native things for? how is postfix controlled by zimbra? and things like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by zigi
    what are the native things for?
    The code in ZimbraNative? There's a tomcat launcher in there that we use to bind to priviliged ports, then drop privileges, and some Java code we use to hardlink message files.

    Quote Originally Posted by zigi
    how is postfix controlled by zimbra?
    /etc/sudoers is modified to allow zimbra to run postfix commands

    Quote Originally Posted by zigi
    and things like that
    What else? Did you read the docs?

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