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Thread: Smooth install of Zimbra in Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft)

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    martinfst is offline Intermediate Member
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    Thumbs up Smooth install of Zimbra in Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft)

    Just to give another heads-up feedback, I wanted to let you know I installed Zimbra 4.04 (OpenSource version) rather easy on Ubuntu 6.10 yesterday.

    I did encounter the LDAP error, mentioned several times in this forum, and I got that solved by the hints given in the wiki pages:

    http://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=LDAP
    LDAP startup ... FAILED (256) on UBUNTU, I solved my problems with 2 changes:

    1 UBUNTU by default symlinks /bin/sh to /bin/dash which does not support the 'source' command.

    To fix
    rm /bin/sh
    ln -s bash /bin/sh

    2 UBUNTU Server distro does not have a Java runtime, the certification startup

    The zimbra installer requires the java runtime in the /jre directory.
    Zimbra has a JRE available so simply a second symlink will solve the problem
    To fix:
    ln -s /opt/zimbra/jdk1.5.0_08/jre /jre

    [edit]
    The other two issues I had were
    1. manually stopping and starting the Zimbra suite showed an error during the startup of the spell module. It appeared the expat1 library was not installed. Using apt-get to install that piece of standard software fixed this. Should have been mentioned in one of the install guides though.
    2. Like others on this forum, I failed to see the statistics images. Again, some modules were missing, namely DBI and DBD::MySQL. apt-get these libraries, and now I also see the graphics.


    FYI, I installed Zimbra on a VERY lightweight server, a Pentium 1,6Gh with only 256M memory and a 80Gb ATA harddisk. Not for production, but just for test and I'm surprised by the fact that I don't have much swapping going on. The whole suite seems to fit in this tiny setup and the performance (single user, I admit) is very acceptable.

    So far, I have only one suggestion to enhance this product to be the Exch... killer: make the calendar function work with email clients like Evolution with CalDav or similar. Having a web based full client is great, integration with other clients would be superb. I've seen it's on the roadmap, and I already gave my vote to this feature request, but really guys, this would really rock Zimbra. Anyhow, I hope I'll be able to do some projects with Zimbra in the near future.

    Warm regards, Martin

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    Good job.
    I am still patiently waiting for apt-get install zimbra.
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    I too, am eagerly awaiting for apt-get install zimbra, mainly because of the fact that zimbra will be updated using apt-get update/upgrade.
    Still, I am going to switch to it as soon as the Ubuntu version comes out of beta, because I desperately need to get away from our currently lacking mailserver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdjurovich View Post
    Still, I am going to switch to it as soon as the Ubuntu version comes out of beta, because I desperately need to get away from our currently lacking mailserver.
    just to let you know the Ubuntu version has now gone GA, you can download it from sourceforge.
    Regards


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    Thanks bill - I have been using Zimbra OS since the GA and have been enjoying every moment of it.

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    I had the same problem using Ubuntu 6.06. I followed the above directions but still got the problem. I was able to resolve the problem. I think the answer was to have ldap bind to the local port by changing some of the DNS settings. Here are the settings I used.


    I changed my hostname from
    mail.example.com --> mail

    /etc/hostname
    mail

    I then changed my hosts file
    127.0.0.1 mail.localdomain --> 127.0.0.1 mail.example.com

    /etc/hosts
    127.0.0.1 localhost
    127.0.0.1 mail.example.com mail
    10.0.1.60 mail.example.com mail

    I installed bind9 and configured DNS for internal lookups only.
    bind host file
    /etc/bind/example.com.hosts
    $TTL 604800
    @ IN SOA ns1.example. root.example.com. (
    2006020203
    604800
    86400
    2419200
    604800 )

    @ IN NS ns1
    IN MX 10 mail
    mail IN MX 10 mail
    mail.example.com. A 10.0.1.160
    IN A 10.0.1.160
    ns1 IN A 10.0.1.160
    mail IN A 10.0.1.160
    www IN A 10.0.1.160



    The I edited rc.conf to only use BIND for address look ups
    /etc/resolve.conf
    search home
    nameserver 127.0.0.1
    lookup bind

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    I'm afraid those settings are all wrong, your system may work but it's quite likely to cause you problems.
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    Hi spinaltoad

    I'd be very interested to see how you get on, can you give a report sometime to let us know?

    In theory this should work however the zimbra networking setup is quite specific, the way things bind, which I guess is probably due to cluster/multiserver ability.

    Also check your nsswitch.conf for resolution order, if you rely on resolv.conf you will get unexpected results.

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    Question Other Ubuntu Problems

    Hi Guys,

    I have a different Ubuntu problem. This is a fresh install on a Feisty Ubuntu system. I have installed all the prerequisites according to this forum and an article at www.howtoforge.com

    When I start the install.sh I get:

    Checking for prerequisites...
    NPTL...FOUND
    sudo...MISSING
    libidn...MISSING
    curl...MISSING
    fetchmail...MISSING
    gmp...MISSING
    /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5...FOUND

    ###ERROR###

    One or more prerequisite packages are missing.
    Please install them before running this installer.

    Installation cancelled.

    But the packages are on my system.

    Reading state information... Done
    sudo is already the newest version.

    Reading state information... Done
    curl is already the newest version.

    Reading state information... Done
    fetchmail is already the newest version.

    And so on. Can anyone tell me what might be causing this? I mostly built this server just to try out Zimbra, so I'd love it to work.

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