Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 40

Thread: initializing ldap...FAILED(256)ERROR

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    7
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    I have the same problemm. It appeared after uninstall-install. System : FC3

    [zimbra@gmihey gmihey]$ /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmldapinit
    ERROR - failed to start slapd

    Please, help me
    Last edited by gmihey; 07-19-2006 at 04:48 AM.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    7
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    I fix a problem:
    1. ./install.sh /u
    2. Remove all from /opt/zimbra/
    3. install packages by rpm -i
    4. /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmsetup.pm
    5. install by ./install.sh
    6. all is worked

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    30
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    well, I've given up on installing Zimbra. I keep getting the same error and haven't been able to fix it. I'm just going back to xmailserver which installs much easier.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    7
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    I think it is not a best way - try to setup it like me.
    Also uninstall postfix, MYSQL, dspam, tomcat, ldap (that was in your system before installation zimbra). One of this packages was unstalled on my pc. Others not present.
    Manage /etc/hosts. Make sure all is ok.

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    30
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gmihey
    I think it is not a best way - try to setup it like me.
    Also uninstall postfix, MYSQL, dspam, tomcat, ldap (that was in your system before installation zimbra). One of this packages was unstalled on my pc. Others not present.
    Manage /etc/hosts. Make sure all is ok.
    Mysql took too long to setup to get rid of.

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    San Mateo, CA
    Posts
    4,789
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tommygun
    well, I've given up on installing Zimbra. I keep getting the same error and haven't been able to fix it. I'm just going back to xmailserver which installs much easier.

    Can you expand? What is the latest error? You never answered my last question. Are you running the right build for your OS? What OS? and Which build? are you trying to install?
    Looking for new beta users -> Co-Founder of Acompli. Previously worked at Zimbra (and Yahoo! & VMware) since 2005.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    I only have the problem with the beta version.
    We have a 3.1.4 on a production server and wanted to test the beta on a vmware machine but i also get the same error. When trying to install the 3.1.4 version there's no problem.

    OS : Centos 4.2 (RHEL4 rebuild)

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    35
    Rep Power
    9

    Thumbs up

    Sounds like I'm having the same problem described here. I'm new to Zimbra and so trying to install the 3.2.0 beta 2 release on a Fedora Core 5 machine.

    The install seemed to go along properly until the ldap failure.

    The error I'm getting looks like this in the log file:

    Write out database with 1 new entries
    Data Base Updated
    unable to write 'random state'
    Signature ok
    subject=/C=US/ST=NA/L=NA/O=Zimbra/OU=Zimbra/CN=zimbra.stoeber.us
    Getting CA Private Key
    unable to write 'random state'
    Done

    Initializing ldap...
    *** Running as zimbra user: /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmldapinit

    ERROR - failed to start slapd

    FAILED (256)


    A lot of things seem to be working properly but I can't figure out what "random state" isn't being written, or where it's trying to write. Is that even meaningful? The new ssl keys, .conf files, and directories are all owned by the zimbra user.

    SELinux and iptables are disabled. DNS returns the proper address for the machine this is being installed on.

    Any ideas where I should look?


    UPDATE:

    I found the solution to my own problem - it was a self inflicted wound. My DNS was set up and working properly, but the Zimbra machine had an error in the /etc/hosts file so it must have been picking up a public (external) address for the machine insead of the internal address. I fixed that and reinstalled and the process completed without error - my Zimbra server is now running, and it sends and receives mail with no problem.
    Last edited by redhat; 08-06-2006 at 01:20 PM. Reason: Found my own error and want to document that

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    San Mateo, CA
    Posts
    4,789
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    What do you get for "host `hostname`"?

    Did you search the wiki for LDAP articles?
    Looking for new beta users -> Co-Founder of Acompli. Previously worked at Zimbra (and Yahoo! & VMware) since 2005.

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    49
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    I am kinda new to zimbra and linux as a whole, and as a proof-of-concept we are building a zim server (moved to the 4.0 version just released - was using the 3.x version in the lab before).

    I am getting the same LDAP errors - I am a complete DNS/LDAP n00b, and was wondering what the effect of having an alias in DNS that points to a different server which used to be named the same name as the current server would be?

    (in other words we had a server named email02 and had to rename it to mail02. We created an alias for email02 which points to mail02 for the clients who didn't have control of their mail filter lists, and stopped receiving mail from us. now the new server is named email02, and is failing on the LDAP portion of the install)

    thanks for any assistance!

Similar Threads

  1. Zimbra Install Problem - getDirectContext
    By bsimzer in forum Installation
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 07-19-2007, 10:12 AM
  2. 3 testing: LDAP: 389 Failed when restore zimbra
    By victorLeong in forum Administrators
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 05-24-2007, 06:45 AM
  3. Mac OSX install: Java errors & LDAP CA error
    By jefbear in forum Installation
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-16-2006, 02:39 PM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-15-2006, 11:16 AM
  5. Initializing ldap...FAILED (512)?
    By eger in forum Installation
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-24-2006, 11:33 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •