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Re: Open Xchange for FC5 with GCJ 4.1



2006/2/20, Erwin Rol <mailinglists erwinrol com>:
> Hey all,
>
> I uploaded two SRPM files for FC5 (Fedora Core 5 AKA Rawhide). Before
> you even download those files take note of the following;
>
> 1) Do _NOT_ bother the Open Xchange developers with bugs/errors/problems
> found in those SRPM's, contact me instead.
>
> 2) Do _NOT_ file bug reports in OX bugzilla for bugs you find in those
> SRPM's, contact me instead.
>
> 3) Do _NOT_ use those SRPM's on a production system, they might destroy,
> your postgresql, openldap, tomcat and httpd setup.
>
> 4) It is highly unlikely that those SRPM's work on anything else but FC5
> with GCJ 4.1.
>
> Now to what i have done, first of all I needed a CVS version of gnu
> javamail. That version can be found here;
> http://www.erwinrol.com/downloads/software/ox_javamail-1.3.0-1.CVS20060218.src.rpm
> As you can see the name is different from the default name, this is to
> make it possible to keep your original javamail jar files, so other
> programs do not break.
>
> Build and install this RPM first.
>
> Than you can download the Open Xchange RPM;
> http://www.erwinrol.com/downloads/software/open-xchange-0.8.2-RC3.ER.20060219234052.src.rpm
> Building that RPM should work, but it might be missing a bunch of
> Dependencies and so you might run into trouble, if that happens please
> report the missing dependencies to me. Before building the SRPM change
> the passwords in the spec file.
>
> the files to setup LDAP and Postgres might not work, it would be best to
> test it against a known good LDAP and postgres setup, that way you don't
> hunt bugs that are just setup errors.
>
> The RPM holds a 500k patch, so you can see it changes a lot, and surely
> breaks things too. The way i worked was, simply move from exception to
> exception. Play around a bit with it, and than look in the log files for
> exceptions, and than fix those. That is a lot of work but it isn't even
> that complicated, although the OX source code is not very well
> documented and so understanding what it should do is not always easy.
>
> Of course not everything works, but database access seems to work now
> with postgresql 8.1 (both server and jdbc). Webmail also seems to be
> able to read mail. And I can login, so Ldap also kind of works. I think
> ldap addressbook is still a problem, but that is because the ldap part
> is a serious hack, the imap stuff also has some hanks.
>
> Since I have a busy week coming up I will continue with the development
> next weekend, I hope some ppl could play around with it in the meanwhile
> and report all problems to me, so I can fix them next weekend.
>
> - Erwin
>
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absolutely awesome! i cant wait to give the stuff a test spin on rawhide.

regards,
Rudolf Kastl

p.s. keep up the good work! ;))


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