I have a working version of zimbra 5.0.18. Email flows in and out for my public domain: westcoasteden.com. I used the default domain: example.com during the initial install. My /etc/hosts file is as follows:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
127.0.1.1 zimbra.example.com zimbra
127.0.0.1 mail.example.com mail
My /etc/resolv.conf is:
search example.com gv.shawcable.net
I am using dnsmaq, not bind. I followed the instructions on the Split DNS document to get email flowing for the public domain: westcoasteden.com. I can send and receive email to/from accounts on this domain.
After getting email working I wanted to upgrade to a newer version. I downloaded and extracted the files for the 7.2.4 version (my box is 32-bit). But, when I try to upgrade by running ./install.sh, I receive the following:
ERROR: Installation can not proceeed. Please fix your /etc/hosts file
<ip> <FQHN> <HN>
Where <IP> is the ip address of the host,
<FQHN> is the FULLY QUALIFIED host name, and
<HN> is the (optional) hostname-only portion
to try to resolve the issue, I created an A record for zimbra.westcoasteden.com and used (126.96.36.199 zimbra.westcoasteden.com zimbra) in my /etc/hosts, but that also did not work. I also tried changing that to: 127.0.0.1 zimbra.example.com zimbra and then to 127.0.1.1, but neither worked.
After I make a change, I am restarting both /etc/init.d/networking and /etc/init.d/dnsmasq. My version of Linux is Ubuntu 8.04.