Installing Zimbra on VServer
Installation on VServer
These instructions are specifically for Debian VServers, but should be able to be applied to just about any system
Debian and VServers
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
Make sure you have a localhost entry and also an entry with your primary IP. For example:
127.0.0.1 localhost 126.96.36.199 mail.somehost.zimbra
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.
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.
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( 127.0.0.1 188.8.131.52 [::1] ); # allow SMTP access only from localhost
Postfix should then be able to talk to Amavis...