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Thread: ERROR: Please fix your /etc/hosts file

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    Default ERROR: Please fix your /etc/hosts file

    I try to install Zimbra in Ubuntu 8.04.1 Desktop 386

    I using this zimbra installer zcs-5.0.8_GA_2462.UBUNTU6.20080709173036.tgz
    Downloaded from

    I extract the file and run the script

    The error prompt out:

    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 PC ip is
    henry@henry-desktop:~$ ifconfig
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0b:db:11:93:09  
              inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
              inet6 addr: fe80::20b:dbff:fe11:9309/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:1059 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:766 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:540472 (527.8 KB)  TX bytes:94899 (92.6 KB)
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:  Mask:
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:2487 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:2487 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:124689 (121.7 KB)  TX bytes:124689 (121.7 KB)
    Then the /etc/host is
    Code: localhost henry-desktop henry henry 
    # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
    ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
    fe00::0 ip6-localnet
    ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
    ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
    ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
    ff02::3 ip6-allhosts
    I just add one line henry henry

    What wrong? What should I do now?


  2. #2
    phoenix is offline Zimbra Consultant & Moderator
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    Vannes, France
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    This problem has been covered many times in the forums, you should use the search function before asking questions. You need to correct the hosts file and have correct DNS A & MX records installed. Check the documentation: and the wiki: Search results - Zimbra :: Wiki


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