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 http://files.kolab.org/server/release/kolab-server-2.2.4/sources/
1. Check the integrity
# gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.pgp.net --recv-key 5816791A # gpg --verify SHA1SUMS.sig # sha1sum -c SHA1SUMS
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
– run this as privileged user (root)
# chmod +x install-kolab.sh # ./install-kolab.sh 2>&1 | tee /root/kolab-install.log
2.Finishing the process
Run this file and follow the instructions: