I am responsible for deploying a new mail server for my company. The Amazon Linux AMI has been chosen for our medium instance, and we'd like to have Zimbra running there. I realize that OS isn't on the official support OS list, but my predecessor got as far as getting 8.0.4 running there, but I blew it up when trying to install 8.0.5 via upgrade. This isn't too critical since the server isn't live yet, but the initial install is gone.

My question is, can it be done? Is there some magic to making the installer successfully run that my predecessor knew that I don't? I'm running "Linux www.blah.com 3.4.62-53.42.amzn1.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Sep 20 07:23:24 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux". I've yum update'd to the latest of everything, but neither 8.0.5 nor 8.0.4 will install. I run it with --platform-override and it starts to run, but as soon as it starts unpacking RPMs, it just fails. The install logs have been less than helpful, simply indicating the last RPM successfully installed (usually just 2). It does not always fail on the same one, either. I can fail on zimbra-store, or zimbra-logger, depending on what I have installed.

Whatever information I can provide to try and resolve this, I'm happy to do. Incidentally, I completely cleaned the server using these instructions after the failed upgrade: UnInstalling Zimbra on Linux - Zimbra :: Wiki.

Wes Keene