Samstag, 23. April 2016

Raspbian repository started


after a long period of testing my script and trying to get the Winterfell and Development version up and running it was time to get back to 3.4.

My repo contains my compiled packages and for the impatient ones:

  1. Add the key to your keyring:
    wget -O - |apt-key add -
  2. Add the following line to your sources.list:
    deb jessie main
  3. Run update
    apt-get update
  4. Install kolab
    apt-get install kolab
The cyrus package contains a fix for the bug on armhf so it is working. See the following Git-Commit for further informations :

For the Roundcube/iRony/chwala I did a small correction concerning error management and the Sabre libraries.
First of all the error handling:
find /usr/share/roundcubemail/ -name '*php' -exec sed -i 's/PEAR::isError/(new PEAR)->isError/g' {} \;
Repeat this for /usr/share/iRony and /usr/share/chwala.

There is also a manual ToDo right now after installing the packages for the Sabre-Object. So download the Sabre libraries manually from and reference them in the PHP file /usr/share/iRony/public_html/index.php. Add the following line at the beginning:
Chwala did not install the MySQL database correctly so create them with the SQL script mysql.initial.sql found in the doc directory from the source package.

The new setup is running well on my Pi2 with nginx and SSL with a certificate from letsencrypt :-) following this instructions:

I'm a bit new to create correct debian packages with changelog, new version numbers and so on. But I will do my best so that you can get "right out of the box" packages for using Kolab on RaspberryPi incl. Nginx


Sonntag, 7. Februar 2016

Plan for a clean and fresh install on Debian Jessie

I'm currently planning to migrate (again) to a +Raspberry Pi 2 because my +Cubietruck Cubieboard3 is a bit nasty concerning port forwarding. It doesn't show up in my Fritz!Box so I cannot redirect the ports in a convenient way.

Again I updated my script for getting +Kolab and it should handle all the dependencies in the right way so that you will be able to install it via "apt-get" or "aptitude".

So feel free to get it from my site and test it.

And I will switch from Apache to NginX as a Webserver and IMAP-Proxy as well.

So come back again for updates


Dienstag, 2. Februar 2016

Update to Kolab 16

After a long time using Community and some amazing news around this groupware I decided to go on with Kolab 16.

Currently there are not so many packages for my Debian Jessie release available.
So I decided to compile them again out of the development directory from

A few days ago I thought it went well but my Active-Sync was some sort of working. Contacts and Calendar is syncing quite well but no mails. 

I digged into the logfiles in the directory /usr/share/kolab-syncroton/logs and found two errors:
Call to protected method rcube_imap_generic::strToTime() from context 'kolab_sync_data_email' in /usr/share/kolab-syncroton/lib/kolab_sync_data_email.php on line 140
 Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in /usr/share/roundcubemail/program/lib/Roundcube/rcube_imap_generic.php on line 3481

The first one is a known bug and I found it belongs to the new version of +Roundcube 1.2. Following I also changed the line 140 and after that it was working like a charme again.

 The second one can be avoided in modifying the entry max_execution_time in /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini.

So up to now I have the following packages running concerning Kolab:

root@cubietruck:~# dpkg -l | grep -E "(kolab|roundcube|imap)"
ii  chwala                              0.4~dev20160122-0~kolab1    
ii  cyrus-imapd                         2.4.16-4+deb7u2            
ii  cyrus-imapd-2.4                     2.4.16-4+deb7u2            
ii  imapcopy                            1.04-1                      
ii  imapfilter                          1:2.5.2-2                  
ii  irony                               0.4.0-0~kolab1              
ii  kolab                               16.0.0-3                    
ii  kolab-cli                           0.7.14-0~kolab1            
ii  kolab-conf                          0.7.14-0~kolab1            
ii  kolab-freebusy                      1.1.0-0~kolab1              
ii  kolab-imap                          16.0.0-3                    
ii  kolab-ldap                          16.0.0-3                    
ii  kolab-mta                           16.0.0-3                    
ii  kolab-saslauthd                     0.7.14-0~kolab1            
ii  kolab-schema                        3.3-0~kolab1                
ii  kolab-server                        0.7.14-0~kolab1            
ii  kolab-syncroton                     2.3.2-0~kolab1              
ii  kolab-telemetry                     0.7.14-0~kolab1            
ii  kolab-ucs                           16.0.0-3                    
ii  kolab-utils                         3.1~dev20140624-0~kolab1    
ii  kolab-webadmin                      3.2.11~dev20151020-0~kolab1
ii  kolab-webclient                     16.0.0-3                    
ii  kolab-xml                           0.7.14-0~kolab1            
ii  kolabadmin                          0.0.20080222-4              
ii  libcyrus-imap-perl24                2.4.16-4+deb7u2            
ii  libjs-less                          1.7.5-0~kolab2              
ii  libkolab-dev                        2.0~dev20151230-0~kolab1    
ii  libkolab0                           2.0~dev20151230-0~kolab1    
ii  libkolabxml-dev                     1.1.git.1422810799          
ii  libkolabxml1                        1.1.git.1422810799          
ii  libxapian22                         1.2.16-0~kolab1            
ii  node-less                           1.7.5-0~kolab2              
ii  nodejs                              0.12.8-0~kolab1            
ii  php-kolab                           2.0~dev20151230-0~kolab1    
ii  php-kolabformat                     1.1.git.1422810799          
ii  php-net-ldap3                       1.0.4-0~kolab1              
ii  pykolab                             0.7.14-0~kolab1            
ii  python-kolab                        2.0~dev20151230-0~kolab1    
ii  python-kolabformat                  1.1.git.1422810799          
ii  roundcubemail                       1:1.2~dev20160119-0~kolab1  
ii  roundcubemail-plugin-contextmenu    2.1.1-0~kolab1              
ii  roundcubemail-plugin-converse       0.1~dev20140214-0~kolab1    
ii  roundcubemail-plugin-dblog          2.0                        
ii  roundcubemail-plugins-kolab         1:3.2.8-0~kolab1            
ii  roundcubemail-skin-chameleon        0.3.7-0~kolab1              
ii  swig                                2.0.11-0~kolab1            
ii  swig2.0                             2.0.11-0~kolab1            
ii  wallace                             0.7.14-0~kolab1               
To compile all the packages I created a little script in the past. It is working if you have a running kolab installation with all dependencies.

  1. Create a working directory and change into it:
    mkdir /mnt/kolab
    cd /mnt/kolab
  2. Put the script in this directory and make it executable.
  3. Create some directories
    mkdir kolab_Development_src
    mkdir kolab_Development_deb
    mkdir compile_log
  4. Change into the src directory and start the script with a parameter because it is the first time you start it
    cd kolab_Development_src
    ../ first
  5. It is necessary to run the script three times because it stops after some packages and I didn't solve this up to now because the workaround (restart) is so easy :-)
    It will continue after the last package
  6. To install all the packages please add the following line top you /etc/apt/sources.list
  7. deb file:/mnt/kolab/kolab_Development_deb ./
So enjoy the update like I do.