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 * Zarafa SCM: https://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=pkg-giraffe/giraffe.git;a=summary
 * Zarafa-!WebApp SCM: https://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=pkg-giraffe/zarafa-webapp.git;a=summary
 * Zarafa SCM: https://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/cgit/pkg-giraffe/giraffe.git
 * Zarafa-!WebApp SCM: https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-giraffe/zarafa-webapp.git
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  * SCM: http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=pkg-giraffe/libvmime.git;a=summary   * libVMime SCM: https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-giraffe/libvmime.git/
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== To Do ==
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 * import upstream version 7.2.0 (./)
 * switch to debhelper (./)
==== ToDo ====
 * Check place of the database while install (local or remote) -> Debconf
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 * Use [[http://people.debian.org/~seanius/policy/examples/dbconfig-common/doc/dbconfig-common-using.html|dbconfig-common]]/Debconf to generate the initial configuration (./)
  * database name
  * database user
  * database login
  * place of the database (local or remote) -> Debconf
  * installing zarafa-server breaks without this (./)
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 * systemd unit file
* clean up packages (empty packages etc.)
 * systemd unit file (partially done)
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 * zarafa-common: kill it with fire, no useful parts
 * Adding mechanism to not conflict with packages from upstream

==== Done ====
 * (./) import upstream version 7.2.0
 * (./) switch to debhelper
 * (./) Use [[http://people.debian.org/~seanius/policy/examples/dbconfig-common/doc/dbconfig-common-using.html|dbconfig-common]]/Debconf to generate the initial configuration
  * database name
  * database user
  * database login
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     * Rename zarafa-client to libzarafa-client since it contains no client programs
     * make libzarafaclient a proper versioned shared lib (or a private one)
 * --(zarafa-libarchiver: rename to libzarafa-archiver)--
 * zarafa-common:
kill it with fire, no useful parts
     * (./) Rename zarafa-client to libzarafa-client0 since it contains no client programs
     * (./) make libzarafaclient a proper versioned shared lib (or a private one)
 * (./) Adding some basic autopkgtests
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 * Package webapp (which seems possible since it is AGPL3, too). prepared git repo: https://github.com/tijuca/zarafa-webaccess ==== ToDo ====
 * Adding some basic autopkgtests (Selenium needed)
 * Support more web server configurations (currently only Apache2)
 * Ask user before enable website? (default site is only http!)
 * Lintian is complaining about
   * tinymce (DebPkg:TinyMCE currently overridden as Debian version is to old)
 * Adding mechanism to not conflict with packages from upstream

==== Done ====
 * (./) Basic packaging, Alioth git repo: https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-giraffe/zarafa-webapp.git/
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 * !WebApp tarball ships jQuery, extjs (3.4) and TinyMCE 4.0. (DebPkg:TinyMCE is --(does not seem to be)-- in the Debian repositories, but to old)
  * Lintian is complaining about
   * jquery-1.6.2.min.js (./) (removed and symlinked to DebPkg:libjs-jquery)
   * player.swf and moxieplayer.swf (asked Upstream if this is removable)
   * ext-{base,all}.js, prettify.js (./) (removed and symlinked to DebPkg:libjs-extjs DebPkg:libjs-jac DebPkg:libjs-prettify)
   * tinymce (currently overriden as Debian version is to old)
 * Lintian was complaining about
  * (./) jquery-1.6.2.min.js (removed and symlinked to DebPkg:libjs-jquery)
  * (./) player.swf and moxieplayer.swf (Upstream want to ship this, removed within Debian packaging)
  * (./) ext-{base,all}.js, prettify.js (removed and symlinked to DebPkg:libjs-extjs DebPkg:libjs-jac DebPkg:libjs-prettify)

Packaging Giraffe

Giraffe is the free open source variant of the Zarafa Collaboration Platform packaged for Debian.

Resources

Current State

The packages are not available by the Debian repositories, the packaging process is not yet finished.

libvmime

zarafa-server, ...

ToDo

  • Check place of the database while install (local or remote) -> Debconf

  • Fix Lintian errors and warnings
  • Review and forward patches against libical (and libvmime, see above) on upstream. For now it seems we can run with the versions of the revitalized package.

  • Move dlopen'ed libs to private directory
  • Remove embedded copies of fckeditor via the dfsg-clean branch in git, (use fckeditor package)

    • To be re done with version 7.2.x
  • Test full functionality
    • We'd need some Outlook users here, too...
  • fix init script
    • systemd compatibility
    • error out when database is missing
    • often hangs on stop
  • systemd unit file (partially done)
  • MTA integration
  • check package descriptions
  • logrotate (upstream available in installer/linux/zarafa.logrotate, put in zarafa-common, split it per package)
  • check pre-/postinstall scripts: they do no error handling, don't include debhelper snippets
  • z-push upstream update
  • do not run as UID 0 (problematic for zarafa-search, otherwise it is configurable in the config files)
  • zarafa-common: kill it with fire, no useful parts
  • Adding mechanism to not conflict with packages from upstream

Done

  • (./) import upstream version 7.2.0

  • (./) switch to debhelper

  • (./) Use dbconfig-common/Debconf to generate the initial configuration

    • database name
    • database user
    • database login
  • zarafa-client:
    • (./) Rename zarafa-client to libzarafa-client0 since it contains no client programs

    • (./) make libzarafaclient a proper versioned shared lib (or a private one)

  • (./) Adding some basic autopkgtests

WebApp

ToDo

  • Adding some basic autopkgtests (Selenium needed)
  • Support more web server configurations (currently only Apache2)
  • Ask user before enable website? (default site is only http!)
  • Lintian is complaining about
    • tinymce (TinyMCE currently overridden as Debian version is to old)

  • Adding mechanism to not conflict with packages from upstream

Done

The origin of this list is provided by GuidoGünther in https://honk.sigxcpu.org/piki/agx/publications/2011-06-debian-groupware-zs.pdf

Using KVM for testing

You probably wont use your current system to test the zarafa packages and that's a good idea so far. KVM is a good alternative for testing because it's supporting snapshot mechanism for easy using and resetting of installations.

Installing needed KVM components

Installation is easy as it's simply a one liner.

$ sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm libvirt-bin bridge-utils virt-manager virtinst

Further preparations

After this ensure you are a member of the group 'libvirt'

$ sudo usermod -aG libvirt [YOUR_USERNAME]

The virtual network adapter inside the libvirt environment is disabled per default so before to continue start it.

$ virsh -c qemu:///system net-autostart default
$ virsh -c qemu:///system net-start default

The next calls maybe not really needed, but on the other hand it's no problem if the storage pools already up, so just to throw possible issues away.

$ virsh -c qemu:///system pool-start default
$ virsh -c qemu:///system pool-start boot-scratch

Installation of a virtual image

After the finishing of the preparation from above you can install a first image. The installation can be as known done fully automated by a preseed file, Guido has prepared file preseed.cfg. Download the file for example to the 'Downloads' folder within your home directory.

$ wget -P $HOME/Downloads http://honk.sigxcpu.org/projects/libvirt/preseed/preseed.cfg

Next you can set up a install, for example based on the Jessie release amd64 and named unstable-amd64-zarafa.

$ RELEASE=unstable
$ NAME=zarafa
$ DIST=amd64
$ virt-install --connect=qemu:///system \
               --location="http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/$RELEASE/main/installer-$DIST" \
               --initrd-inject=$HOME/Downloads/preseed.cfg \
               --extra-args="auto" \
               --name $RELEASE-$DIST-$NAME --ram=512 \
               --disk=pool=default,size=10,format=qcow2,bus=virtio

This will install a image named 'unstable-amd64-zarafa.qcow2' with a size of 10GB under /var/lib/libvirt/images/. After the install the image will boot automatically.

Usage of KVM images

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