Zimbra Collaboration Suite Open Source Edition On CentOS - Page 3

5 Installation Of Zimbra Collaboration Suite

You will need to download ZCS from the Zimbra website.

cd /tmp wget http://files.zimbra.com/downloads/5.0.2_GA/zcs-5.0.2_GA_1975.RHEL5.20080130221917.tgz

Next untar, change into the directory of the installer and run the installer.

tar xvzf zcs-5.0.2_GA_1975.RHEL5.20080130221917.tgz
cd zcs-5.0.2_GA_1975.RHEL5.20080130221917

The output should look something like:

Checking for existing installation...
zimbra-ldap...NOT FOUND
zimbra-logger...NOT FOUND
zimbra-mta...NOT FOUND
zimbra-snmp...NOT FOUND
zimbra-store...NOT FOUND
zimbra-apache...NOT FOUND
zimbra-spell...NOT FOUND
zimbra-proxy...NOT FOUND
zimbra-archiving...NOT FOUND
zimbra-cluster...NOT FOUND
zimbra-core...NOT FOUND

Read through the license agreement and hit enter.

The output should be similar to:

Checking for prerequisites...
sudo...FOUND sudo-1.6.7p12-10
libidn...FOUND libidn-0.6.5-1.1
fetchmail...FOUND fetchmail-6.3.6-1.1
gmp...FOUND gmp-4.1.4-10
compat-libstdc++-296...FOUND compat-libstdc++-296-2.96-138
compat-libstdc++-33...FOUND compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-61
libtool-ltdl...FOUND libtool-ltdl-1.5.22-6.1
Prerequisite check complete.
Checking for standard system perl...
perl-5.8.8...FOUND start system perl-5.8.8

Checking for installable packages

Found zimbra-core
Found zimbra-ldap
Found zimbra-logger
Found zimbra-mta
Found zimbra-snmp
Found zimbra-store
Found zimbra-apache
Found zimbra-spell
Found zimbra-proxy

Next you need to select the packages to install. The defaults are listed in teh brackets so you can just press enter for every question.

Install zimbra-ldap [Y]

Install zimbra-logger [Y]

Install zimbra-mta [Y]

Install zimbra-snmp [Y]

Install zimbra-store [Y]

Install zimbra-apache [Y]

Install zimbra-spell [Y]

Install zimbra-proxy [N]

You will see a warning like this:

You appear to be installing packages on a platform different
than the platform for which they were built

This platform is CentOS5
Packages found: zimbra-core-5.0.2_GA_1975.RHEL5-20080130221917.i386.rpm
This may or may not work

Install anyway? [N] Y

The system will be modified. Continue? [N] Y

The installation takes a little bit so if you are running low on coffee or need a potty break now is the time to take it. :)

Once the install is finished you are presented with the Main Menu. It looks like this:

Notice the asterisks next to the Admin Password. You need to set the Admin Password before you complete the install. To do this enter 3 at the prompt and hit enter. The menu changes to:

Now you choose 4. You will be prompted to change the password. After you change the password hit r which will take you back to the previous menu. Enter a at the prompt to save the configuration.

The installation will complete and you will be all set to access the administrative web interface.

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From: at: 2008-07-16 05:59:16

When you do "yum install libtool-ltdl " you'll probably also have to do "yum install compat-libstdc++-33 compat-libstdc++-296". My system certainly didn't have those components and they are a prereq for ZCS.

From: Mike D at: 2009-09-27 07:08:22

I also found sysstat wasn't installed!

 yum install sysstat

From: at: 2008-06-02 07:15:14

Please note that Zimbra does not support CentOS. (Its NOT identical to RedHat.)
RedHat servers are supported.
Zimbra team suggests using Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS instead.


From: patrick at: 2010-05-13 07:35:49

while installing on centos,after unpacking your zcs setup marked RHEL, use this command to install:

#sh .install.sh --platform-override

this worked perfectly for me:)

From: Anonymous at: 2011-04-09 16:14:10

if you select centos extras it will restart the installation, something about error !!!!

From: Anonymous at: 2010-02-16 17:19:20

It seems that the installation of Zimbra 6 on CentOS 64 requires "sysstat" to be installed. Without it, installation fails. This is not mentioned in the instructions. I don't know if this is true for 32 bit versions.

From: at: 2008-07-15 22:29:45

There's a good chance that after running the "/etc/init.d/named start" command, you'll get an error similar to "/etc/named.conf:7: open: /etc/rndc.key: file not found". Solve this by running "cp /var/named/run-root/etc/rndc.key /var/named/chroot/etc/rndc.key".

From: wilsonfiifi at: 2009-10-24 09:55:11

You have a little mistake in the "db.mail.geekdept.com" file (misplaced closing parenthesis). It should reads as:

; Addresses and other host information.
@ IN SOA mail.geekdept.com. hostmaster.mail.geekdept.com. (
10118 ; Serial
43200 ; Refresh
3600 ; Retry
3600000 ; Expire
2592000 ; Minimum
Define the nameservers and the mail servers
IN MX 10 mail.geekdept.com.

From: at: 2008-03-25 19:28:29

./install.sh --platform-override 

is the command for Zimbra 5.04

From: Anonymous at: 2008-12-18 11:29:28

Instead of the '--override' command you can also edit /etc/redhat-release to contain "Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5 (Tikanga)"instead of the CentOs stuff written in there.