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    rexxmo is offline Starter Member
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    Default REAL Debian port

    Hi guys

    i want to install zimbra on debian etch (ppc xserve) and tried to build zimbra from sources, cause there are no ppc binaries.

    zimbra has all what i need but i am a bit frustrated cause zimbra does not going "the debian way". i don't like the "untar and ./install" way, cause debian has supported maintenance of all his packages, i'd like to use them and only add the things from zimbra i really need. i think the gentoo guys have the same meanings.

    so why dont' you guys make debs only of zimbra sources so, there is a chance to port them to ppc and make a real install guide?

    think about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexxmo
    think about it.
    It's not likely, is it? Zimbra are in this business to provide a solution to people who want a professional dedicated product in a server environment. The opensource edition is a bonus for smaller user, the time involved for a (probably small number of users) isn't worth it - in my opinion.
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    actually, zimbra does do it 'the debian way'. the build process goes to great lengths to build debian packages. these are wrapped in a shell installer which sets up the environment and various other things, but it's main job is installing the debain packages. these are also built from the source build, although the platform support is fairly specific in the build scripts so may need some bodging to get to work.

    this is an opensource project so that people in the community, such as yourself, can contribute back to the project by for instance porting it to platforms such as ppc. they give you the option of doing things your own way, of installing bits you want by giving you the source. if it's not done to your liking, that's not really their problem, you have the option to change it.

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    ps - agreed though, the build process desperately needs better documentation, this is very poor.

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    As far as I'm aware there is no Linux/PPC port of java 1.5 at this point either, this will prove a huge stumbling block in building a Linux/PPC port of zimbra.
    Jacob Turner
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