Can Collaboration Suite run on Ubuntu Desktop 8.04?
I am planning an Ubuntu/Zimbra Collaboration Suite installation and for personal reasons I do not like Ubuntu Server in the slightest. I am however committed to Ubuntu Desktop and do not especially wish to use an alternative distro.
I believe I have read some time in the past that Ubuntu Desktop and Server are essentially the same product; simply that they are packaged differently. From what I have found, Ubuntu Server does not recognise hardware devices so readily and is pretty unpleasant to find your way around unless you have considerable Linux experience.
For the purposes of testing and getting to know Zimbra, I have obtained a laptop with Ubuntu Desktop 8.04 pre-installed. It works supremely well, and I would be loath to change it to Server edition. I would not want to work without the GUI interface.
Can someone tell me therefore, if I may go ahead with Ubuntu Desktop, even if perhaps there might be some issues I need to resolve? Many thanks.
Thanks - I have a bit more info. for those with Ubuntu Desktop
Many thanks for this reassuring post Dirk. For the benefit of any others who might want to use Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop, since my initial post I have had to do the following to get Zimbra to install:
sudo apt-get install libidn11 curl fetchmail libgmp3c2 libpcre3 libxml2 perl libexpat1
This information came from Installing Zimbra on Ubuntu | SubVS.co.uk
There was also a further package that the Zimbra install script said was missing:
sudo apt-get install libstdc++5
With regard to anything pre-installed with Ubuntu that might conflict with Zimbra, I can say for certain that mySQL was not running. I do not think Postfix was running but I will re-check that when I get back to perform a full and fresh installation.