Zimbra 6.0 RC1 on openSUSE 11.1

According to Zimbra Product Portal, the version 6.0 GunsNRoses will be officially launched on August 31, 2009. It’s a major upgrade from the latest release, Zimbra 5.0.18. The RC1has about 1104 bugs and features fixed, with 2636 bugs and features fixed since 5.0.
As of version 6.0, openSUSE didn’t officially supported by Zimbra and only SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 supported by default, both for x86 and 64 bit. SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 also unsupported on this release.
It’s a bad news anyway, actually for me who implemented Zimbra on top of openSUSE in various company in Indonesia. I don’t want to leave openSUSE as second-class citizen on Zimbra community so I’m trying to make Zimbra running well on openSUSE 11.x (and SLES 11) although it was not officially supported. After a few trial and error, I could make Zimbra 5.0.X and Zimbra 6.0 RC1 running well on openSUSE 11.1
Zimbra 5.0.x deployed on openSUSE 11.1 using binary installer for openSUSE 10.2 while Zimbra 6.0 RC1 deployed on openSUSE 11.1 using binary installer for SLES 10. I know it would a risk scenario because it was not officially supported, but I think it would be the one and only way to push Zimbra to provided official binary installer for openSUSE 11.x. openSUSE was dropping from Zimbra supported distro with the reason : a few installed system on top of openSUSE, so increasing the number of Zimbra installed on openSUSE may the only answer.
Below is the Zimbra installer script for openSUSE 11.1 and 6.0 RC1 : zimbra-auto-en.tar.gz
Install it on your openSUSE 11.1 by following this :

  1. Download the script and extract on /opt so there should be an /opt/zimbra-auto folder
  2. Copy the binary installer of Zimbra 6.0 RC1 for SLES 10 into /opt/zimbra-auto. The binary installer available here.
  3. Open konsole/terminal, go to /opt/zimbra-auto folder and run the installer by typing : sh setup-en.sh

I’m also preparing to build Zimbra Appliance using openSUSE 11.1. Please wait for a few day later 🙂
Article in Bahasa Indonesia available here.

9 thoughts on “Zimbra 6.0 RC1 on openSUSE 11.1

  1. hi,
    I’m user of opensuse.
    What archive I download to install zimbra on opensuse “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10” ???
    Thanks for you blog, it’s very hepful.

  2. Hi,
    I’m using ZCS on openSuSE 10.2 at the moment, and want to move it to a new machine running 11.1. At the moment it’s a 5.0.2 zimbra build, so I presume I need to migrate across to the new machine, and then look at upgrading from there.
    Do you have any advise on getting ZCS 5.02 running under 11.1? I’ve tried the regular advise but keep hitting the “Perl_Tstack_sp_ptr” linker problem in perl.
    Thanks for your help!

  3. Hi,
    Am keen to get Zimbra back up and running on openSUSE. Is your guide on installing Zimbra on openSUSE 11 likely to be available soon?

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