Using native apache with kolab
alex at ap-consulting.co.uk
Wed Dec 9 04:24:03 CET 2009
On Thursday 03 Dec 2009 08:13:54 Gunnar Wrobel wrote:
> The configuration should be no real problem. In former times we used a
> special LDAP authentication module but the newer apaches do not make
> this necessary anymore. So the configuration should have become more
> portable. Of course you need to extract the relevant bits for the
> different sites from the Kolab Apache configuration. This is a little
> bit of work as I don't consider our current configuration files to be
> very clean. The issue Richard mentioned relates to that.
> There is one caveat though: PHP. You need to ensure that your original
> Apache provides a mod-PHP that is completely compatible with the one
> within the Kolab server. And that one has some Kolab specific patches!
> Depending on the distribution you use there might be native PHP
> packages patched for Kolab (Debian/Suse). If you try to do this
> yourself you will need to invest some time and there is a good chance
> to overlook a detail that will lead to problems with the web
> applications involved.
> The Kolab specific PHP patches can be removed once we move to Horde 4.
> But I plan this for 2011 at the moment.
Thanks to both Gunnar and Richard for their helpful replies. I now have both
time and a test machine available, so I'm able to start playing...
I plan to use an Ubuntu distribution. Would it be more helpful to others if I
used a different one?
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