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Mads Petersen petersen at
Thu Aug 4 14:50:39 CEST 2022

Hello Pasi,

The installation that I described below is a Kolab demo/test 
environment. In a more professional environment you want to run it on 
RHEL8. We are cleaning up and modernizing the complete packaging/release 
system and OBS, and we try to get rid of much of the legacy in that area 
as well.

So to answer more directly: Yes, it is planned to switch Kolab 4 to 
RHEL8 and RHEL9 base later on?



On 04.08.2022 13:44, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, May 31, 2022 at 09:31:21AM +0200, Mads Petersen wrote:
>> Hello Troy,
>> Right now kolab16 is stuck on RHEL/CentOS 7, and that will most 
>> probably not
>> change. We are however aware of the age of these platforms, and we are
>> brewing on the upgrade scenario from Kolab16 to the new Kolab format 
>> (kolab
>> 4).
>> A very very preliminary migration procedure;
>> Make a test system with fedora 35 (that's our reference at the moment)
>> clone on to your workstation
>> Make changes to ansible/Makefile and ansible/hosts so that they point 
>> at the
>> fedora 35 host
>> Run make setup on your workstation
> I like Fedora (and use it on my workstations), but on servers the
> long-term supported distros would be nice to have.
> Is it planned to switch Kolab 4 to EL8 or EL9 base later on?
> And thanks for the updates, it was nice reading about the Kolab future
> plans.
> Thanks,
> -- Pasi
>> Connect to your new kolab 4, and create a new group account
>> Export an ldif from your existing LDAP and import it into your new 
>> group
>> account.
>> There will be more updates and changes to the knowledge base about 
>> this when
>> we get a little closer to a more stable procedure.
>> Stay tuned.
>> Mads

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