[pkg-kolab] pkg-kolab-devel Digest, Vol 81, Issue 1
kolab at klos2day.nl
Thu Apr 11 15:50:25 UTC 2013
Neil Price schreef op 11-04-2013 12:39:
> On 10/04/2013 20:48, Soren Stoutner wrote:
>> I listen to the list, although I don't post much. I run several
>> production Kolab servers based on the existing Debian packages. I am
>> very interested in the work that is being done to package the newer
>> versions of Kolab for Debian. I typically do not install packages
>> from third party repositories on my production server, so I am waiting
>> for these packages to make it into Debian testing. I am hopeful that
>> there will be an upgrade path from the existing Debian packages so
>> that it doesn't wipe out my existing settings and stored IMAP mail,
>> but I imagine there are some difficulties in doing so.
Good to see that people are interested!
The libraries we're currently talking about are required to get
kontact/kmail Kolab-enabled on Debian. This is obviously
client-oriented, and still a long way from being able to install a Kolab
3 server on Debian, from Debian repositories.
That said, I can understand not using 3rd party repositories on
production systems, so I suppose we shouldn't stop at libkolab* :-).
As to upgrade paths, there is official documentation:
There are tools to migrate mails from an old Kolab 2 to a new Kolab 3
server, along with upgrade tools for the new Kolab XML format. There's
no documented in-place upgrade from Debian packages; I have no idea if
that would work at all, but somehow I doubt it...
> I'm in pretty much the same position but with the added complication
> that I use the same ldap for a lot other things so the change to a new
> ldap backend would probably be traumatic.
LDAP is where things start to hurt, at the moment. Kolab 3 currently
has a hard dependency on 389 Directory Server, which is a bit of a
strange beast in the Debian world, which doesn't help. People use their
existing LDAP servers for a host of stuff, and rightly so, but that does
tend to complicate things. You might wanna check kolab-devel and
kolab-users (see http://kolab.org/community), if you're not already
doing so, as that's where these types of discussions are going on.
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