Hi,



I did a fresh install of zimbra 8 on CentOS 6.5 and after the installation notice stats were not running. After investigating the issue and reviewing numerous log files, I decided to look at the perl script (zmstat-fd). There is an expression where zmstat-fd checks the log file location via a realpath function.

ls -ld /opt
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 10 Apr 16 01:43 /opt -> /usr/local

/opt/zimbra/libexec/zmstat-fd
Error: Specified log file must be created in /tmp, /var/log, /opt/zimbra/zmstat, /opt/zimbra/log, or /opt/zimbra/data/tmp

from zmstat-fd

$LOGFILE=realpath($LOGFILE);

if ($LOGFILE !~ /^\/tmp|^\/var\/log|^\/opt\/zimbra\/log|^\/opt\/zimbra\/data\/tmp|^\/opt\/zimbra\/zmstat/) {
print "Error: Specified log file must be created in /tmp, /var/log, /opt/zimbra/zmstat, /opt/zimbra/log, or /opt/zimbra/data/tmp\n";
print "\n";
exit(1);

But when you create a symbolic link, realpath returns the, well, real path. In my case, I added a simple 'print' statement in the script and behold..

perl -w /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmstat-fd
/usr/local/zimbra/zmstat/fd.csv

The expression will fail and zmstat-fd will not start. You'll need to update the zmstat-fd script to include your realpath.

if ($LOGFILE !~ /^\/tmp|^\/var\/log|^\/opt\/zimbra\/log|^\/opt\/zimbra\/data\/tmp|^\/opt\/zimbra\/zmstat|^\/usr\/local\/zimbra\/zmstat/) {
print "Error: Specified log file must be created in /tmp, /var/log, /opt/zimbra/zmstat, /opt/zimbra/log, or /opt/zimbra/data/tmp\n";
print "\n";
exit(1);
}

Hopefully, this will be resolved in a future release.