Several Questions

Stephan Buys list at
Thu Oct 28 15:33:51 CEST 2004


On Wednesday 27 October 2004 16:42, Matt Douhan wrote:
> On Wed October 27 2004 16.05, Bradley Alexander wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm running Kolab2 as my mailserver, and have several questions.
> >
> > 1. Upgrades - When downloading the upgraded packages, are the upgrades
> > pretty much transparent? I just run the obmtool and it installs the new
> > packages over the old and the server just runs?
> TO be safe I normally stop the server, run obmtool, start, kolabconf and 
> restart, I know there has been talks about adding kolabconf to the post 
> install scripts, maybe Steffen can enlighten us on the progress of that.
Correct. To be more precise:
#/kolab/etc/rc all stop
#./obmtool kolab (from the correct location of course)
#/kolab/etc/rc openldap start (only openldap is needed when running kolabconf)
#/kolab/etc/rc openldap stop
#/kolab/etc/rc all start

Just keep an eye out during the for .rpmsave files. They will cause the different
services not to start...

> >
> > 2. KDE apps - I am running KDE 3.3.0 on all of my Debian boxes. The apps
> > have a Groupware or Kolab tab. Are the standard Debian apps acceptable for
> > use with Kolab? Thus far, I have basic mail working, but the feature I
> > really want is the shared calendar. In Kontact. In the korganizer settings,
> > I have configured scheduler mails to be sent directly, under Group
> > Automation, all are set to "If attendee is in addressbook" and under
> > free/busy, I have set it to publish free/busy automatically, server url is
> >
> >
> > Yet meeting invites are apparently not getting sent. What am I missing
> > here?
> To work with Kolab2, you will need the proko2 version of Kontact in order to 
> get proper support, the standard 3.3 Kontact does not support the Kolab2 XML 
> format AFAIK
> rgds
> Matt

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