Install OBM On Debian Squeeze

OBM on Debian Squeeze

Current and stable version of OBM

Debian squeeze support is available since version (and >= Modify your /etc/apt/sources.list by adding "contrib" and "non-free" to the Debian repositories. Then add your OBM repositories of choice.

deb squeeze main contrib non-free
deb-src squeeze main contrib non-free

deb squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src squeeze/updates main contrib non-free

deb squeeze-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src squeeze-updates main contrib non-free

# Stable repository with current version 2.5.X:
deb obm obm
deb squeeze obm

# Stable repository with current version 2.4.2.X:
# deb obm obm
# deb squeeze obm

# Oncommit build (can be broken at any time):
# deb obm obm
# deb squeeze obm

Oncommit packages require manual install/update database from scripts ("/usr/share/obm/www/scripts/...")

Installation on Debian Squeeze

For sun-java6-jdk you need to have contrib and non-free.

Remove exim4 because of confilts with postfix

apt-get remove exim4 exim4-config

With aptitude, you must install perl. It is not needed with apt-get.

aptitude install perl

If your locale is fr_FR.UTF8 (command line locale), be aware that postgresql cannot be installed if no other compatible locale is installed first. The correct workaround is :

dpkg-reconfigure locales

Then select en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8 (with the space button). You can keep fr_FR.UTF8 as your default locale for the system.

Install the postgresql server(or the mysql server) :

apt-get install postgresql(mysql-server)

With mysql you will have to install php5-mysql :

apt-get install php5-mysql

Please ensure you have a fully-qualified domain name.

Exemple of something you musn't have :

$ hostname -f
hostname: Name or service not known

If you got this message, it seems that you have a different hostname setup in /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts.

And finally

wget -q -O - | apt-key  add -
aptitude update
aptitude install obm

Alternatively, if you want opush and all OBM features on a single server, you can use the "obm-full" package:

wget -q -O - | apt-key  add -
aptitude update
aptitude install obm-full

You could obviously use apt-get instead of aptitude.

With PostgreSQL, you may need to modify postgresql.conf and replace max_prepared_transactions default 0 by a non-null value; for example :

max_prepared_transactions = 100

... and restart postgresql

/etc/init.d/postgresql restart

Upgrading to OBM3

If you're upgrading from OBM 2.x to OBM 3, you need to add a package repository containing some backports required by OBM.
To do so, modify your /etc/apt/sources.list/ and add

deb squeeze main

And you should be up and running for your upgrade. Then if you use Opush smartphone synchronization feature, you must upgrade Opush first separately. Please have a look at our upgrading notes before process.

Known issues

You may read this, which describes known issues with obm installation and functionalities.

Then it's done! You should now read the Getting Started guide.