How to install Kolab Server on Fedora 14

December 28, 2010
By Bogomil Shopov
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What is Kolab Server?

Kolab is a personal information management solution that allows you to organize yourself and others through email, contacts, calendar and tasks wherever you are. Unlike other groupware solutions, Kolab is designed along a “need to know” principle where each server only has the information relevant for a particular company, group or project. There is only one point where all your information comes together and shapes the complete picture – in your hands.

Current stable version is 2.2.4 and since yesterday 2.3 alpha is available.

How to install it

0. get the files

Kolab uses OpenPGK

# mkdir /tmp/kolabtemp

* This temporary directory needs to be world readable.

# cd /tmp/kolabtemp
# wget -r -l1 -nd --no-parent

1. Check the integrity

# gpg --keyserver --recv-key 5816791A
# gpg --verify SHA1SUMS.sig
# sha1sum -c SHA1SUMS

1. Install

Once you have downloaded all the files, check the following:

– that you have bison and flex installed

# whereis flex
# whereis bison

– that you have SELinux turned off (or set to non-enforcing) if your system has SELinux.
– that you have a gcc, make, libtool, automake and autoconf installed.
– that the following names are not in /etc/passwd or /etc/groups, as OpenPKG will want to create them: kolab, kolab-r, kolab-n

#mkdir /kolab

– run this as privileged user (root)

# chmod +x
# ./ 2>&1 | tee /root/kolab-install.log

Done !

2.Finishing the process

Run this file and follow the instructions:

#/kolab/sbin/kolab_bootstrap -b

Bogomil Shopov

I care about privacy, ethical design, and freedom in many aspects. I spend 20+ years working as a web developer and architect, analyst, manager, and product owner/manager in different environments, several countries, and multiple software industries like Healthcare and Hospitality. I wore many hats, and I use the knowledge gathered to optimize the flow of value across complex systems.

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