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    Default Cannot install zimbra (/etc/hosts problem ?)

    Hi all !,

    I am trying to install zimbra on a FC4 box.
    I have read QuickStart Guide.
    I have also read other threads .... but, cannot get some idea about why my problem persists.

    After "./install.sh" I get:

    ERROR: Installation can not proceeed. Please fix your /etc/hosts file
    to contain:

    Where is the ip address of the host,
    is the FULLY QUALIFIED host name, and
    is the (optional) hostname-only portion


    But, as I read, I have all ok:

    /etc/hosts:
    127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
    192.168.91.2 mx0.hq.uicc.org mx0
    (several other hosts follows)

    # hostname
    mx0.hq.uicc.org

    # host `hostname`
    mx0.hq.uicc.org has address 192.168.91.2

    # ifconfig eth0
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0A:5E:5C:E2:80
    inet addr:192.168.91.2 Bcast:192.168.91.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    (etc etc)

    Could some one please giveme some help ?.
    Thank you !.

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    (several other hosts follows)
    Are they in the same format:

    IP FQDN HOSTNAME

    This may be a bug but I've seen cases where if the other values are in ipv6 or some other format the install will exit. If it's this is the case please file it in bugzilla.

    A simple work around is to comment the other lines until the install is over.
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    Default Other entries in /etc/hosts

    KevinH, thank you !.

    Some other entries in /etc/hosts had not full format "IP FQDN HOSTNAME" but "IP HOSTNAME".

    That was the problem, well, at least the first problem, now begins fight with prerequisites :-)

    Thank you !!.

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    I have the same problem, with a Debian distrbution

    After "./install.sh" I get:

    ERROR: Installation can not proceeed. Please fix your /etc/hosts file
    to contain:

    Where is the ip address of the host,
    is the FULLY QUALIFIED host name, and
    is the (optional) hostname-only portion

    my /etc/hosts :

    127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
    192.168.1.5 ServeurA ServeurA

    # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
    fe00::0 ServeurA ip6-localnet
    ff00::0 ServeurA ip6-mcastprefix
    ff02::1 ServeurA ip6-allnodes
    ff02::2 ServeurA ip6-allrouters
    ff02::3 ServeurA ip6-allhosts

    #hostname
    ServeurA

    I begin with Linux and I don't arrive to install Zimbra, help me please

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    I don't quite understand your description of the hosts file, as an example it should be:

    127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
    192.168.1.5 mail.domain.name mail

    Is that what you've got?
    Regards


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    my /etc/hosts :

    127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
    192.168.1.5 ServeurA ServeurA

    # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
    fe00::0 ServeurA ip6-localnet
    ff00::0 ServeurA ip6-mcastprefix
    ff02::1 ServeurA ip6-allnodes
    ff02::2 ServeurA ip6-allrouters
    ff02::3 ServeurA ip6-allhosts

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    Do you actually have "ServeurA" as your hostname? If you do it isn't correct, it needs to be a FQDN in the format I specified in the last message.
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    Thumbs up I found this works

    from what I understand a fully qualifiled hostname needs to have a '.' at the end...

    i was having this problem too

    127.0.0.1 loaclhost.localdomain localhost would not work

    but

    127.0.0.1 loacalhost.localdomain. localhost worked fine

    hope this helps

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    goodluck! hope it will really work all the way.. cuz it's kinda different....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyDee View Post
    from what I understand a fully qualifiled hostname needs to have a '.' at the end...
    Yes, that's certainly different .... but incorrect. If that's working for you then good luck but I suspect you may have problems.
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