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Revision as of 09:15, 3 May 2006

Installation on VServer

These instructions are specifically for Debian VServers, but should be able to be applied to just about any system

WARNING - Upgrading Zimbra will overwrite all of these files - you must patch them after installing.

Debian and VServers

Gotchas

Unix file(1) utility

A base Debian vserver doesn't have a "file" utility installed by default. This is needed by amavis. Install it by typing:

apt-get install file

/etc/hosts

Make sure you have a localhost entry and also an entry with your primary IP. For example:

127.0.0.1       localhost
123.123.123.123 mail.somehost.zimbra

localhost

The Zimbra logger process doesn't seem to startup. "zmcontrol status" on my system shows:

vserver:~# /opt/zimbra/bin/zmcontrol status
Host vserver.somedomain
        antispam                Stopped
        antivirus               Stopped
        ldap                    Running
        logger                  Stopped
        mailbox                 Stopped
        mta                     Stopped
        snmp                    Stopped
        spell                   Running
vserver:~#


The logger uses MySQL. I'm guessing there is some problem with privileges and/or connecting to localhost in the "mysql" database. Just a hunch though.

Postfix

In postfix/conf/master.cf

1.2.3.4:10025 inet n  -       n       -       -  smtpd
 -o mynetworks=127.0.0.1/8,1.2.3.4

Where 1.2.3.4 is your real IP number (not 127.0.0.1).

In postfix/conf/main.cf

content_filter = smtp-amavis:[1.2.3.4]:10024

Security limits (SuSE OSS 10.0 vserver)

Edit /etc/security/limits.conf and comment the last two lines - otherwise the su command won't work and the installation will fail.

# End of file
#zimbra soft nofile 10000
#zimbra hard nofile 10000

Rerun /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmsetup.pl to complete the setup.

Amavis

Edit /opt/zimbra/amavisd/sbin/amavisd (main Perl script) and explicitly add the IP address of the Zimbra VServer to the "inet_acl" line. I.e:

@inet_acl   = qw( 127.0.0.1 123.123.123.123 [::1] );  # allow SMTP access only from localhost

Postfix should then be able to talk to Amavis...

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