Installing Zimbra 5.0 on Debian 4.0 Etch AMD64

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Zimbra Open Source Edition 5.0 for Debian 4.0 is x86 (32bit) only. You can compile from source or install 32bit version on 64bit system (Debian 4.0 AMD64).

Installation 32bit libraries and ActivePerl

You need some 32libs, as is writen in Using proprietary i386 apps on an amd64 system and Running 32-bit Applications on 64-bit Debian GNU/Linux. For Zimbra you need ActivePerl too. Download:

Do all as root

sudo su

Install ia32-libs and some 64bit packages

apt-get install ia32-libs
apt-get install libidn11 curl fetchmail libpcre3 libgmp3c2 libexpat1 libxml2 libstdc++6 libstdc++5 lib32ncurses5

Unpack libs to /emul/ia32-linux/usr/lib/

tar xzf zimbra-32bit-libs.tar.gz
mv lib32/* /emul/ia32-linux/usr/lib
ldconfig  # bind library changes

or download and unpack *.deb packages to /emul/ia32-linux. Example:

dpkg -X libpcre3_6.7+7.4-3_i386.deb /emul/ia32-linux
ldconfig  # bind library changes

Install ActivePerl

dpkg --force-architecture -i ActivePerl-5.8.8*.deb

Backup original Debian perl and use ActivePerl

mv /usr/bin/perl /usr/bin/perl.prezimbra
ln -s /opt/ActivePerl-5.8/bin/perl /usr/bin/perl

You need use bash as sh (not dash etc.)

ls -l /bin/sh
if: /bin/sh -> bash then ok, otherwise
rm /bin/sh
ln -s /bin/bash /bin/sh

Install Zimbra

Install Zimbra 5.0 for Debian x86. You can use this Zimbra 5.0 Debian installation manual, but skip "6 Get Zimbra" and do:

tar xf zcs-5.0.2_GA_1975.UBUNTU6.20080130235804.tgz # extract tar package
cd zcs-5.0.2_GA_1975.UBUNTU6.20080130235804 # change directory
export LANG='C' # modify 32bit installation scripts
perl -pi -e 's/dpkg -i/dpkg --force-architecture -i/' util/ #modify 
perl -pi -e 's/5.8.7/5.8.8/' util/
perl -pi -e 's/libperl/libperl5.8/' util/
sh # start installation script

Run through installer as normal. When finished, it starts zimbra, initialises documents, restarts tomcat then says 'Configuration complete - press return to exit'. Press return to get back to root prompt.

# Stop zimbra
/etc/init.d/zimbra stop
# make sure everything has stopped
ps -ef | grep zimbra | grep -v grep
# if anything still running, kill it
kill (pid)
# if it won't die
kill -9 (pid)
# refactor perl paths
perl -pi -e 's#/usr/bin/perl#/opt/ActivePerl-5.8/bin/perl#' `find /opt/zimbra -type f -exec grep -l '/usr/bin/perl' {} \;` # destructive modify Zimbra scripts

# put Debian perl back
rm /usr/bin/perl
ln -s /usr/bin/perl.prezimbra /usr/bin/perl

# restart zimbra
/etc/init.d/zimbra start

# make sure everything running ok
su - zimbra
zmcontrol status

Originaly I used this manual Howto Ubuntu 64bit install, thanks for dijichi2.

Verified Against: Zimbra Collaboration Suite Open Source Edition 5.0.2 Date Created: 10/3/2008
Article ID: Date Modified: 2008-03-10

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