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Installation on Novell/SuSE Linux

Debian Logo SuSE / Novell Linux is well supported by The project provides binary RPM packages for various Novell products. Direct YaST support is work in progress.
Variants: apt4rpm, Standard SuSE (9.3, 9.2, 9.1, 8.2), Enterprise Server, Standard Server, OpenExchange Server.

Note: Due to preparations for SOPE 4.4 / OGo 1.0 the packages can be outdated and install instructions might be incorrect. Installation instructions will be updated if OGo 1.0 packages are available and released. Thanks for your patience.

Automatic install using apt4rpm

You can perform automatic installation using the apt4rpm tool. Just add one of the following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list, rerun apt-get update and use apt-get install to install the packages you want.

In case you are using SuSE 9.1 just replace the suse92 with suse91 in the entries, for SuSE 8.2, suse82. Use slss8 for SuSE Linux Standard Server 8 and sles9 for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.

Releases Note: ensure that you specify the actual OGo version you want to fetch!
rpm \
suse92/releases opengroupware-1.0alpha11-ultra
rpm \
suse92/releases sope-4.4beta.3-voyager
rpm \
suse92/releases ThirdParty

rpm \
suse92/trunk OGo ThirdParty
rpm \
suse92/releases sope-4.4beta.3-voyager

SuSE Linux

SuSE 9.3

The OGo projects provides packages specifically build on SuSE 9.3.

SuSE 9.2

The OGo projects provides packages specifically build on SuSE 9.2.

SuSE 9.1

The OGo projects provides packages specifically build on SuSE 9.1. Since in SuSE 9.1 the LDAP library versions are mixed up, those packages require manual intervention when being installed on other systems (search the mailing list archives in case you run into a libldap not being found).

SuSE 8.2

The OGo projects provides packages specifically build on SuSE 8.2.

Earlier SuSE Distributions

Well, you should really consider upgrading to a more recent distribution ;-) In case you can't, you need to build OGo from source.

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server

We currently do not provide packages build for just the Enterprise Server. Yet, given that the Standard Server is also build upon the Enterprise Server 8, the packages should work just fine, but may require manual fixes afterwards (eg to disable LDAP authentication if you don't run an LDAP server).

Update: OGo 1.0 will be released with packages build on SLES 9, so stay tuned. You should not use SLSS 8 packages on SLES 9, rather try the Fedora Core 2 or SuSE 9.1 packages.

SuSE Linux Standard and OpenExchange Server

The SuSE Linux Standard Server is an extended SuSE Linux Enterprise server containing preconfigured OpenLDAP, Cyrus, Postfix and Samba servers as well as a web administration interface to those servers.
The OpenExchange (SLOX) server in turn is basically the standard server plus some web collaboration interface called ComFire.
You can either extend the standard server with OGo to get a full groupware solution or replace the collaboration part of OpenExchange with OGo to get the most versatile OpenSource solution.

The packages build on SuSE Linux Standard Server 8. Please note that we use an `enhanced` 'env' package here:

* opengroupware-env-slss-1.0-1.i386.rpm

Features are (as of now):

  • initscript will be created on initial install
  • more default settings in NSGlobalDomain.plist
  • more default settings in OpenGroupware.plist
  • initial install recognizes the LDAP basedn and configures OGo to authenticate against LDAP

It's therefor necessary to finish the installation manually:

  • compile ngobjweb_adaptor from sources
  • adjust '/etc/openldap/slapd.conf' and activate 'allow bind_v2' (rcslapd needs to be restarted afterwards)
  • creation of 'ogo' PostgreSQL user/database and rollin' the OGo database scheme

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