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== Obtaining the source to Zimbra Collaboration Suite ==
 
== Obtaining the source to Zimbra Collaboration Suite ==

Revision as of 18:56, 7 July 2014

General Information

The git fusion server gives users access to download and build/modify Zimbra source code for Open Source products. Building Zimbra Collaboration Suite from Zimbra's git fusion server requires advanced knowledge of troubleshooting. It is not available for Network Edition components. Changes cannot be committed to the git fusion server.

By building Zimbra, you agree to Zimbra's licensing terms. Building from source is not covered under the ZEUL, unlike pre-compiled binaries, but rather the Open Source licenses as descrived on the licensing page. Please read the page on contributing if you plan to submit back any patches.

Technical support for source building can be found in the Zimbra Developers forum.

By default, you will only be able to build "out of the box" with supported operating systems (see list on site or files in ZimbraBuild/defs). However, you may be able to modify the source to get Zimbra to build on your OS of choice.

Initial Setup

At it's simplest, to obtain the source you need to essentially:

  • Install git
    • yum install git (RHEL, SLES, etc)
    • aptitude install git (Ubuntu, etc)
  • Obtain the git ssh access keys
  mkdir -p /tmp/zimbra-git
  cd /tmp/zimbra-git
  wget http://files2.zimbra.com/downloads/git-fusion/zimbra-git-ssh.tgz
  tar xfz zimbra-git-ssh.tgz
 
  • Add the access keys to your own user account:
  cd ~/.ssh
  cp /tmp/zimbra-git/id_rsa_git* .
 
  • Add the following ~/.ssh/config. Create the file if it doesn't exist:
Host zimbra-git
  User public
  Hostname git.zimbra.com
  IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa_git
  IdentitiesOnly yes
  Port 1067
 
  • Ensure the permissions on the config file are correct
  chmod 600 ~/.ssh/config
 

Obtaining the source to Zimbra Collaboration Suite

The source code for ZCS is retrieved from git.zimbra.com as described above.

To obtain the source:

  mkdir -p ~/git
  cd ~/git
  git clone git@zimbra-git:REPOSITORY
 

Replace REPOSITORY as described below.

Source for the "main" branch

  • main is the development branch.
  • The primary git respository for main is: main-foss

To obtain the source: git clone git@zimbra-git:main-foss

The 'main' branch, (often referred to as mainline) contains the latest code - if your interested in seeing pre-release software check it out.

It is constantly in flux (for instance we might stagger spec files to avoid the need to always rebuild ThirdParty), if you're hitting a error in the Zimbra build side the first thing to do is re-sync, as we typically resolve these fast.

Source for the JudasPriest "8.5" branch

  • JudasPriest is the upcoming 8.5 series release.
  • It can still be found in the main-foss branch as of now.

Source for the IronMaiden "8.0" branch

  • IronMaiden is the 8.0 series release.
  • Current version & changelist can be found on Pmweb
  • The primary git respository for IRONMAIDEN development is: ironmaiden-foss
  • The current release repository is ironmaiden-807-foss

To obtain the source:

  git clone git@zimbra-git:ironmaiden-foss
 

Source for the Helix "7.x" branch

  • Helix is the 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2 series release.
  • Current version & changelist can be found on Pmweb
  • The primary git respository for HELIX development is: helix-foss.
  • The current release repository is helix-727-foss

To obtain the source:

  git clone git@zimbra-git:helix-foss
 

Updating an existing source clone

To update an already existing clone:

  cd ~/git/REPOSITORY
  git checkout REPOSITORY
  git pull
 

For example: To update an already existing clone:

  cd ~/git/main-foss
  git checkout main-foss
  git pull
 

Building Zimbra Collaboration Server

IMPORTANT: NOT YET UPDATED FOR GIT

New master script for (5.0.14+):

~/git/REPOSITORY/ZimbraBuild/buildZCS.sh -t 

(This will help you through adding Ant & JDK, check dependencies, build ThridParty using a public CPAN mirror for Perl, then start the ZCS build process.)

Building Zimbra Desktop

Buiding Zimbra Mobile Edition

ZME (J2ME) Client: Building ZimbraME

Troubleshooting

Search the forums for any recent reports or create a new thread letting us know and we'll get right on it.


Third Party Component Failures | Perl Components fail to build configure: error: User zimbra (and/or group zimbra) doesn't exist.


Verified Against: unknown Date Created: 1/29/2014
Article ID: https://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=Building_Zimbra_using_Git Date Modified: 2014-07-07



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