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[openFATE 307846] Kolab groupware server support by openSUSE
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  • Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 14:53:15 +0100 (CET)
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Feature changed by: Richard Bos (rbos)
Feature #307846, revision 10
Title: Kolab groupware server support by openSUSE

openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Requester: Desirable

Info Provider: Richard Bos (rbos)
Requested by: Richard Bos (rbos)
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Kolab ( is a free and open software groupware
solution. It allows seamless support of mixed clients environments
(Outlook/KDE/Web). The following functionality is provided by kolab;
groupware (free/busy information), email, spam and virus filtering, a
webinterface for the system administrator and end user. The web
interface can be used to add, modify and remove users, domains,
distributions list, shared folders, among other things. Kolab is build
from only open source software, and the data it stores is freely
available by the end user.  This means that if the end user is not
satisfied with the provided service delivered by the service provider,
the end user can retrieve his or her data and move it to somewhere
The Kolab groupware server is assembled with postfix, cyrus, amavis,
openldap, apache among other open source projects.  Due to its design
the kolab server supports multiple domains and thousands of end
users.  Clients that can be used with Kolab groupware server are for
example KDE's kontact, horde, MS Outlook in combination with a
connector. Kolab for openSUSE has been available for a long time
already, but it was always necessary to patch multiple projects to
provide all (groupware) functionality.  Since September 2009, it is
only necessary to extend cyrus with some patches to get the required
functionality.  Hence in order to have Kolab working on openSUSE cyrus
must be patched.  The patched cyrus version can be retrieved from the
build service. Kolab is it worth to be supported by openSUSE as it is
composed of only open source software, it supports thousands of end
users, and very unique end users have full control over all their data
including their groupware information!

#1: Isaac WALULYA (isanel) (2009-10-30 17:58:49)
HI all,
I have installed kolab and successfully started all services  but i can
not add a user.
When i try to add a user (first name: Isaac Nelson Last Name:
Walulya  trial ) , i get the error message:
" LDAP Error: could not add object cn=Isaac Nelson Walulya,dc=mydomain,
dc=com: Invalid syntax
What i am i doing wrong ?
Please help.

#2: Richard Bos (rbos) (2009-11-07 15:17:16)
Hello Isaac, please do not (mis)use this feature request as
bugreport.  Look up the packager in one of the kolab rpms (use rpm -q --
changelog <pkg>) and inform the packagere.  This is also explained in
the warning box at  Thank you.

#3: Satoru Matsumoto (heliosreds) (2010-12-20 14:34:48)
Since openSUSE 11.3 has been already released, I've changed the target
product from 11.3 to distribution.
And, please explain this feature much more clearly onece again, because
it's goal is unclear. Is it only about adding a patch to cyrus?

+ #4: Richard Bos (rbos) (2010-12-20 14:52:30) (reply to #3)
+ This is about adding Kolab to openSUSE or at least make that as easy as
+ possible. Kolab consist of several servers (openldap, apache, postfix,
+ etc). Most of these can be used as provided by the openSUSE
+ distribution, but cyrus. The latter must be patched to be able to use
+ with Kolab. It would be great if openSUSE would ship cyrus with the
+ Kolab applied to it. That is one thing. Besides this Kolab requirs many
+ more packages, mainly php-pear or php-horde packages. These packages
+ should be provided by packagers that maintain the server:php:
+ applications repository.
+ I used to maintain Kolab, but due to time constraints, I no longer
+ provide Kolab for openSUSE. Others should do the work now to make Kolab
+ available for openSUSE.

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