Zimbra on FreeBSD

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This article applies to the following ZCS versions.
  ZCS 6.0 Article  ZCS 6.0

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README FIRST (please, do)

Please, do not start random threads in zimbra/installation forums AND if so, please, post a link in the dedicated sticky thread AND/OR send me an email, contact me on Skype (have a look at my forum profile for more info). Most problems can be resolved within minutes and I am subscribed only to the main thread. Keep in mind that zimbra on FreeBSD is still officially unsupported and that means you won't get (the same as Linux users would) help from zimbra team.

Most people (like myself) got tons of other activities (like family/work) so they don't have time to read excessive amount of data.

If you spot a mistake, please, let me know - I am neither psychic or omnipotent.

If anyone wonders, this is not a joke.


Please, always check 8.x (IRONMAIDEN) FreeBSD thread for the latest news!

Please, always check 7.x (HELIX) FreeBSD thread for the latest news!

Please, always check 6.x (GNR) FreeBSD thread for the latest news!


General information

By building Zimbra, you agree to Zimbra's licensing terms.

By fetching Zimbra, related FreeBSD patches and/or packages from zimbra.imladris.sk, you agree to Zimbra's, SUN's, VMware's (and any other possible) licensing terms.

Zimbra does not support FreeBSD out of the box and there are no plans for the future support (or so we all heard).

Current version and changelist can be found on Product Management Portal.

Patch notes for IRONMAIDEN-8.0.3 (and higher)

It just works. Build and install process automated.

Patch notes for GNR-6.0.15 (and higher) and HELIX-7.1.4 (and higher)

1) ThirdParty is used from zimbra source:

- net-snmp upgraded to 5.7.1 to support FreeBSD-9

- google-perftools upgraded to 1.8.3 to support FreeBSD-9

- all Perl modules bundled

- every package has its own FreeBSD patches merged in (courtesy of /usr/ports). this was a forced change to cope with many compatibility issues which, frankly, almost made my head explode

- popt, expat, pcre used from base system (zimbra default)

2) FreeBSD_i386 support has been removed.

3) FreeBSD specific includes in ZimbraBuild/defs/FreeBSD* and ZimbraBuild/defs/ThirdParty/*.

4) package generation is handled by pkg_create so we install real FreeBSD specific packages.

5) complete rework of PRE-INSTALL/POST-INSTALL/DEINSTALL scripts in ZimbraBuild/rpmconf/Spec/Scripts/FreeBSD.

6) libexec/zmfixperms now fixes all needed permissions. It is called in every POST-INSTALL script.

7) really *great* pain has been undertaken to patch every little bit of zimbra universe to honor MAKE:=gmake.

no need to copy gmake to /usr/bin/make now! rejoice only if you build often.

8) server/services status and graphs in ZimbraAdmin web interface work!

9) the reign of diablo-jdk6 has ended! long live openjdk6! add this to your /etc/fstab just to be sure:

fdesc   /dev/fd         fdescfs         rw      0       0
proc    /proc           procfs          rw      0       0

and make it happen:

mount -a

Patch notes for GNR-6.0.14 (and lower) and HELIX-7.1.1 (and lower)

1) openssl, bdb, libtool, popt, expat, pcre, libxml2, tcmalloc are used from base system.

Rest is too Zimbra specific and would be of no other use on the system.

2) Most perl modules (117+ at the moment) are used from base system. Those left unchanged are:

Getopt::Easy - not in /usr/ports and it's not really used at all besides one tiny script (no idea why not using Getopt::Long like usual),

DBD::mysql - mysql specific includes/libs not part of base,

Net-LDAPapi - ldap/cyrus-sasl specific includes/libs not part of base,

Mail-SpamAssassin - requires different datadir.

3) FreeBSD specific includes in ZimbraBuild/defs/FreeBSD* and ZimbraBuild/defs/ThirdParty/*

4) package generation is handled by pkg_create so we install real FreeBSD specific packages.

5) complete rework of PRE-INSTALL/POST-INSTALL/DEINSTALL scripts in ZimbraBuild/rpmconf/Spec/Scripts/FreeBSD.

6) libexec/zmfixperms now fixes all needed permissions. It is called in every POST-INSTALL script.

Suggested tweaks

1) cpu spikes every minute or two:

su - zimbra
zmlocalconfig -e zmmtaconfig_interval=6000
zmprov mcf zimbraLogRawLifetime 7d
zmprov mcf zimbraLogSummaryLifetime 30d
/opt/zimbra/libexec/zmlogprocess
sed -I "" -e s'|.* \* \* \* \* /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmstatuslog|\*/60 \* \* \* \* /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmstatuslog|' /var/cron/tabs/zimbra

To do

Persuade Zimbra to include official support.

Troubleshooting

This is the part where opensource community unites to solve all the problems!

Common mistakes

1) /opt/zimbra symlinked elsewhere.

we all do hate /opt/zimbra directory as it spoils our nice FreeBSD tree. but, please, resist the temptation to symlink it elsewhere as that will render zimbra unusable and the installation will fail. if you need to move the it somewhere else, please, use nullfs:

zimbra# grep nullfs /etc/fstab
/usr/home/zimbra.solko  /opt/zimbra     nullfs  rw              0       0
mount_nullfs /usr/home/zimbra.solko /opt/zimbra

alternatively, switch to ZFS as you all should!

!!! Downloads !!!

If you don't see the new version here, please write me a request. Email is the best way.

IRONMAIDEN-808:

IRONMAIDEN-808 FreeBSD-9_amd64 patch

IRONMAIDEN-808 FreeBSD-9_amd64 packages


CVE-2014-0160 OpenSSL Heartbeat bug:

Patched OpenSSL versions for 8.0.0-8.0.7


IRONMAIDEN-804: (CVE-2014-0160 OpenSSL Heartbeat bug - FIXED - OpenSSL 1.0.1g 7 Apr 2014)

IRONMAIDEN-804 FreeBSD-9.1_amd64 patch

IRONMAIDEN-804 FreeBSD-9.1_amd64 packages

Downloads (legacy)

IRONMAIDEN-803: (CVE-2014-0160 OpenSSL Heartbeat bug - DO NOT DOWNLOAD or get patched OpenSSL version)

IRONMAIDEN-803 FreeBSD-9.1_amd64 patch, r5647

IRONMAIDEN-803 FreeBSD-9.1_amd64 packages, r5647

VMware Player compatible FreeBSD-9.1_amd64 image with zimbra packages, r5647, cd /install && ./install.sh

build guide IRONMAIDEN-803 FreeBSD-9.1_amd64

install guide IRONMAIDEN-803 FreeBSD-9.1_amd64


HELIX-720:

HELIX-720 ready-to-build source

HELIX-720 FreeBSD-9_amd64 packages

HELIX-720 FreeBSD-9_amd64 run dependencies (all packages) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)

HELIX-720 FreeBSD-9_amd64 build dependencies (all packages including zimbra-rundeps) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)


HELIX-714:

build guide HELIX-714 FreeBSD

install guide HELIX-714 FreeBSD

patch HELIX-714 -> HELIX-714 FreeBSD

HELIX-714 ready-to-build source

HELIX-714 FreeBSD-9_amd64 packages

HELIX-714 FreeBSD-9_amd64 run dependencies (all packages) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)

HELIX-714 FreeBSD-9_amd64 build dependencies (all packages including zimbra-rundeps) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)

HELIX-714 FreeBSD-8_amd64 packages

HELIX-714 FreeBSD-8_amd64 run dependencies (all packages) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)

HELIX-714 FreeBSD-8_amd64 build dependencies (all packages including zimbra-rundeps) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)


HELIX-711:

build guide HELIX-711 FreeBSD

install guide HELIX-711 FreeBSD

patch HELIX-711 -> HELIX-711 FreeBSD

HELIX-711 source

HELIX-711 FreeBSD-8.2_amd64 packages

HELIX-711 FreeBSD-8.2_amd64 run dependencies (all packages) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)

HELIX-711 FreeBSD-8.2_amd64 build dependencies (all packages including zimbra-rundeps) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)


GNR-6015:

build guide GNR-6015 FreeBSD

install guide GNR-6015 FreeBSD

patch GNR-6015 -> GNR-6015 FreeBSD

GNR-6015 ready-to-build source

GNR-6015 FreeBSD-9_amd64 packages

GNR-6015 FreeBSD-9_amd64 run dependencies (all packages) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)

GNR-6015 FreeBSD-9_amd64 build dependencies (all packages including zimbra-rundeps) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)

GNR-6015 FreeBSD-8_amd64 packages

GNR-6015 FreeBSD-8_amd64 run dependencies (all packages) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)

GNR-6015 FreeBSD-8_amd64 build dependencies (all packages including zimbra-rundeps) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)


GNR-6013:

build guide GNR-6013 FreeBSD

install guide GNR-6013 FreeBSD

patch GNR-6013 -> GNR-6013 FreeBSD

GNR-6013 source

GNR-6013 FreeBSD-8.2_amd64 packages

GNR-6013 FreeBSD-8.2_amd64 run dependencies (all packages) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)

GNR-6013 FreeBSD-8.2_amd64 build dependencies (all packages including zimbra-rundeps) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)


GNR-6012:

patch GNR-6012 -> GNR-6012 FreeBSD


GNR-609:

build guide GNR-609 FreeBSD

patch GNR-609 -> GNR-609 FreeBSD

GNR-609 source

GNR-609 FreeBSD-8.2_amd64 packages

GNR-609 FreeBSD-8.2_amd64 run dependencies (all packages) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)

GNR-609 FreeBSD-8.2_amd64 build dependencies (all packages including zimbra-rundeps) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)


GNR-608:

patch GNR-608 -> GNR-608 FreeBSD

GNR-608 source

GNR-608 FreeBSD-8.1_amd64 packages

GNR-608 FreeBSD-8.1_amd64 run dependencies (all packages) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)

GNR-608 FreeBSD-8.1_amd64 build dependencies (all packages including zimbra-rundeps) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)


GNR-607:

patch GNR-607 -> GNR-607 FreeBSD

GNR-607 run dependencies - build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)

GNR-607 build dependencies - build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)


GNR-606:

build guide GNR-606 FreeBSD

patch GNR-606 -> GNR-606 FreeBSD

GNR-606 source

GNR-606 FreeBSD-8_amd64 packages (clamav 0.96 included)

GNR-606 FreeBSD-8_amd64 run dependencies (all packages) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)

GNR-606 FreeBSD-8_amd64 build dependencies (all packages including zimbra-rundeps) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)

GNR-606 FreeBSD-8_i386 packages (clamav 0.96 included)

GNR-606 FreeBSD-8_i386 run dependencies (all packages) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)

GNR-606 FreeBSD-8_i386 build dependencies (all packages including zimbra-rundeps) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)


GNR-605:

patch GNR-605 -> GNR-605 FreeBSD

GNR-605 source

GNR-605 FreeBSD-8_amd64 packages

GNR-605 FreeBSD-8_amd64 run dependencies (all packages) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)

GNR-605 FreeBSD-8_amd64 build dependencies (all packages including zimbra-rundeps) or build yourself (place this to /usr/ports/mail/)


GNR-604:

patch GNR-604 -> GNR-604 FreeBSD

GNR-604 FreeBSD-8_amd64 packages


GNR-603:

patch GNR-603 -> GNR-603 FreeBSD

GNR-603 FreeBSD-7_amd64 packages

GNR-603 FreeBSD-8_amd64 packages


GNR-602:

patch GNR-602 -> GNR-602 FreeBSD

GNR-602 FreeBSD-7_amd64 packages


GNR-601:

build/install guide GNR-601 FreeBSD i386

build/install guide GNR-601 FreeBSD amd64

patch GNR-601 -> GNR-601 FreeBSD

GNR-601 FreeBSD-7_i386 packages

GNR-601 FreeBSD-7_amd64 packages

Known issues

None.


--Solko 16:59, 12 June 2011 (PDT)

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