[pkg-kolab] Kolab debian repositories

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.org.uk
Wed Mar 19 18:03:54 UTC 2014

On Wednesday 19. March 2014 05.48.33 Diane Trout wrote:
> I was wondering what's the best current repositories for looking for debian
> packaging for kolab?
> I was dget-ing files from http://obs.kolabsys.com:82/Kolab:/3.1/Debian_7.0/
> There's some packages on git.kolabsys.com/apt but they seem older than the
> obs packages. Then there's Paul's mercurial packages, but that's only a
> few of them.

Yes, the repositories are just revised packaging for the packages I had to (or 
chose to) change and then rebuild. For the other packages I used the OBS files 
and rebuilt using pbuilder. For reference, here are my repositories of 
packaging files:


For the most part, the "paul" branch will be the one with my changes on. The 
kolab package is the exception, with a "paul-kolab-minimal" branch with the 
most interesting changes on, as can be seen here:


The result of the rebuilding exercise includes a collection of "3.1 era" 
packages that are generally needed. I think you should be able to get away 
building those and the latest ones and then installing kolab (or kolab-
minimal) from that collection.

In summary, the reworked ones are here:


The ones that should make up a complete set are here:


There shouldn't be any overlap between these two directories.

There's a development branch of OBS that potentially contains newer code than 
the OBS branch you've referred to above, but you may experience problems that 
aren't yet fixed in those packages. Here it is anyway:


The latest upstream sources are, as far as I know, here:


> Using a mix of the obs packages, and git checkouts I did get
> roundcube+(most) kolab plugins running and showing mail, contacts, tasks,
> and calendar entries using dovecot 2.2.10 and postgres.

Nice! Especially the last bit with Dovecot and PostgreSQL. It would be 
interesting to hear of how you did that so that we might broaden the options 
for setting up Kolab. I can configure Dovecot to function as an IMAP server, 
but I haven't been able to really test it with Kolab or to integrate it 


P.S. Yesterday, I discovered that we might need to work on the Postfix 
integration, given that it didn't seem to be set up for secure communication, 
thus preventing the sending of mail. Again, advice from more experienced 
packagers and mail admins is very welcome.

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