On Sat, Nov 03, 2007 at 04:58:11PM -0600, Jonathan Steffan wrote:
They don't provide srpms. Even their rpms need to be installed
their install script. The rpms themselves assume very strange things
that would never be accepted into fedora in their current state.. and
this is just from watching the massive errors when installing without
their installer script (and with selinux enforcing.. now that was a
mess.. had to rebuild the server). I started to audit a policy for
Zimbra and it made me green in the face.
I really wish they would release an "addon" package set
that could be
integrated with existing distro maintained packages, but I highly doubt
this will ever happen. This being after I've studied their install
system and have had Zimbra in testing for a while.
Please don't get me wrong... +1 to Zimbra for putting together a cool
system, but don't expect to have a multipurpose machine after letting
zimbra have it's way with your bits. A derivative distro would be more
useful then what they have now :-/
This all is even worse than what I already from what I read and tried
(but I didn't go as far as you did).
I'm afraid is not in their interest if distros are capable of including
Zimbra. They use Open Source mainly as a marketing tool, for the rest
the Open Source world can't do a lot with it :-(.
B.t.w., Red Hat eXchange (commercial and expensive add-ons for RHEL)
includes Zimbra. Wondering if installing those RPMs (I assume they
provide RPMs) screw up your RHEL system too.
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