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    Default ZCS in Debian 5 (Lenny)


    Is it possible to install ZCS in Debian Lenny now that it is stable? I know there isn't an "official" package for Debian 5 still, but i mean if the installation could be possible by only change little things like /etc/debian_version or anything like that, or what do you suggest me?

    The problem is that we want to install ZCS as a mail server but would not want to begin with an "old-stable" version of the OS.

    Thanks in advance

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    You could try it but remember if you were to do this with the Network Edition you would not be supported. I would highly recommend that you use a OS that is listed as ZCS will have been fully tested against it.

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    The problem is that the version that ZCS is supporting is kind of "obsolete" right now, new stable is Lenny and install a OS version that isn't the latest stable but "old-stable"..

    Is the new version of ZCS supporting Debian 5 as a supported platform?

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    please. this is a bit ridiculous.

    a stated rationale in the bugzilla post is that there's no need to provide support for lenny because etch won't be actually be completely "truly obsolete" and that you can find an iso somewhere.

    and this is for zimbra 6???

    don't get me wrong. i do appreciate the fact that i'm getting some awesome software for free. i have had a wonderful ride with zimbra, and although annoyed, i didn't complain about how long it took to get etch support into zcs. but at the time the rationale was that it was "testing." now there's no support for stable on what someone on the bugzilla report listed as the 3rd most popular distribution.

    sorry to bitch and whine, but this is really quite frustrating.

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    Do agree with you urbanx.

    Uxbox, this is not an answer and a solution to propose to downgrade from lenny to etch, as lenny is the new version that more and more people install or upgrade.

    Furthermore, I would say that zimbra as a company tool coud be redevelopped to be installed on a debian lenny or ubuntu jaunty jackalope. Ans this will be a projet in // that will never be released probably.

    For end users, the best thing is to try to find a patch or choose to use another application.

    To conclude, this is a solution to downgrade.

    Urbanx, i have the same problem and here is what i found on Forum de la communauté Zimbra francophone / Installation de Zimbra sur Debian 5.0 Lenny (in french but it is easy to understand) ->
    J'ai écrit cette procédure pour un ami, donc j'en fais profiter tout le monde

    Ajouter les sources de Etch dans le fichiers /etc/apt/sources.list

    deb Index of /debian etch main
    deb-src Index of /debian etch main

    deb Debian -- Security Information etch/updates main
    deb-src Debian -- Security Information etch/updates main

    deb Index of /debian lenny main
    deb-src Index of /debian lenny main

    deb Debian -- Security Information lenny/updates main
    deb-src Debian -- Security Information lenny/updates main

    deb Index of /debian-volatile lenny/volatile main
    deb-src Index of /debian-volatile lenny/volatile main

    Mettre à jour la base Aptitude

    aptitude update

    Downgrader la version de Perl

    aptitude install perl=5.8.8-7etch6
    (Attention, aptitude souffre actuellement d'un bug, les paquets gelés sont malgrés tout mis à jour. Donc ne pas effectuer d'upgrade avant la correction d'aptitude. Ce problème est corrigé dans la version expérimental d'aptitude)
    (#511086 - "aptitude hold" doesn't work in Lenny - Debian Bug report logs)

    Installer les paquets prérequis par Zimbra :

    aptitude install sudo fetchmail openssl libltdl3 libgmp3c2 libexpat1

    Déinstaller Exim

    /etc/init.d/exim stop
    aptitude purge exim4

    Modifier le fichier /etc/hosts pour que celui-ci contienne le nom de domaine si ce n'est pas le cas localhost zimbra

    Télécharger le fichier d'installation de Zimbra pour Debian (prendre le lien sur le site de Zimbra : Open Source Edition Downloads: Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Software by Zimbra)

    wget … 135618.tgz

    Décompresser le fichier

    tar xzfv zcs-5.0.14_GA_2850.DEBIAN4.0.20090303135618.tgz
    cd zcs-5.0.14_GA_2850.DEBIAN4.0.20090303135618

    Modifier le fichier bin/ pour faire passer notre Debian 5.0 pour une 4.0

    grep "5.0" /etc/debian_version > /dev/null 2>&1
    if [ $? = 0 ]; then
    echo "DEBIAN4.0${i}"
    exit 0

    Lancer le script d'install


    Répondre Yes à toutes les questions

    Configurer le mot de passe
    Sauvegarder la configuration

    Actually this is still working for me but I carry on.

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