kolab 3.0 install on Centos 6.4

Today I decided to install kolab 3.0 for testing purposes on a CentOS vm. It was a Centos 6.3 clean installation, I decided to updated to Centos 6.4, and then try to install kolab 3.0.

I have allready writen a post how to install kolab on centos 6.3. Today I decided to install kolab 3.0 for testing purposes on a CentOS vm. It was a Centos 6.3 clean installation, I decided to updated to Centos 6.4, and then try to install kolab 3.0.

This time things worked out of the box! No conflict, no error, excellent installation process!!!

Let’s see the steps needed to install kolab 3.0 on centos 6.4:

  • Install the epel-release package linked to from this page. At the time of this writing, this means executing:
# rpm -Uvh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
  • Install the kolab-3.0-community release package linked to from this page. At the time of this writing, this means executing:
# rpm -Uvh http://mirror.kolabsys.com/pub/redhat/kolab-3.0/el6/release/i386/kolab-3.0-community-release-6-2.el6.kolab_3.0.noarch.rpm

I followed the last step installing the Kolab Groupware:

# yum install kolab

The installation completed, now it’s time to try setup and configure it!

Good luck to everyone trying to install and deploy kolab!

Kolab install on Centos 6.3

I tried to install kolab on Centos 6.3 following this quick how to , that I found on kolab groupware community: http://www.kolab.org/howto/quick-howto-kolab-24-centos-62

I tried to follow these steps on Centos 6.3 and I found some problems during installation.  I googled a lot and I found some useful things:

The first two steps on the quick how to guide on Kolab.org are correct:

  • Install the epel-release package linked to from this page. At the time of this writing, this means executing:
# rpm -Uvh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm
  • Install the kolab-2.4-community release package linked to from this page. At the time of this writing, this means executing:
# rpm -Uvh http://mirror.kolabsys.com/pub/redhat/kolab-2.4/el6/release/i386/kolab-2.4-community-release-6-1.el6.kolab_2.4.noarch.rpm

From now on there are some problems and up to here the quide was perfect, and I think that it was very useful.

When I followed the next step installing the Kolab Groupware:

# yum install kolab

I got some problems like:

Error: Package:  1:qt-mysql-4.6.2-24.3l6.i686 (@base/$releasever)
Requires: libmysqlclient_r.so.16(libmysqlclient_16)
Removing: mysql-libs-5.1.61-4.el6.i686
(@base/$releasever)
libmysqlclient_r.so.16(libmysqlclient_16)
Updated By : mysql-libs-5.5.24-1el6.kolab_2.4.i686
(kolab-2.4-development) Not found
Error: Package:  1:qt-mysql-4.6.2-24.3l6.i686 (@base/$releasever)
Requires: libmysqlclient_r.so.16
Removing: mysql-libs-5.1.61-4.el6.i686
(@base/$releasever)
libmysqlclient_r.so.16(libmysqlclient_16)
Updated By : mysql-libs-5.5.24-1el6.kolab_2.4.i686
(kolab-2.4-development) Not found

as one guy reffered to the mailing list of kolab.

the problem is that there is the package qt-mysql-4.6.2-20.el6.x86_64 that is must be removed. If you try to execute:

#rpm -e qt-mysql-4.6.2-20.el6.x86_64

you will got an error that akonadi depends on this package and cannot be removed. In my system I do not need this package, so I removed it by executing:

#yum remove akonadi.x86_64

Then I was able to remove the package qt-mysql-4.6.2-20.el6.x86_64.

#rpm -e qt-mysql-4.6.2-20.el6.x86_64

Now that this package was removed, there is no problem to install kolab with the command:

#yum install kolab

All the things were done more easily when I followed the advice of  Jeroen van Meeuwen here

The installation completed, now it’s time to try setup and configure it!

Good luck to everyone trying to install and deploy kolab!