Zimbra for Ubuntu 18.04 ?

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Re: Zimbra for Ubuntu 18.04 ?

Postby phoenix » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:47 am

axslingr wrote:Think about it all you want; just don't do it! :-)
I'd second that comment, never do an in place distribution upgrade if you want an easy life.



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Re: Zimbra for Ubuntu 18.04 ?

Postby DualBoot » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:56 am


From my point of view and from my experience : with Ubuntu you can do in place upgrade.
It works and you can earn a lot of time in some cases. And in my opinion there will be a cross
OS version of Zimbra, to ease an upgrade.

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Re: Zimbra for Ubuntu 18.04 ?

Postby Jordack » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:09 am

Is there any reason to upgrade to 18.04? Or is it just because you want the new shinny truck for the drive way?

Do not confuse my bluntness with rudeness. There are a few features in 18.04 I would like to use, but in the end I would prefer a mature stable solution that still supported.
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Re: Zimbra for Ubuntu 18.04 ?

Postby joebitcoinorg » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:21 pm

Someone asked why would somebody want to upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04...

I'll try to answer this question...

Systems can suffer from lack of administration maintenance. It's possible for these mail servers to run for a very long time after your last maintenance work on the system. So it's nice to know the operating system you're running on top of will have updates available for as long as possible to give the organization buffer time to find competent replacement administrators.

So - how about some sort of announcement regarding whether Ubuntu is being dropped or not. If you are going to be developing Zimbra for Ubuntu LTS, then Zimbra should be performing test builds during the pre-release phase of Ubuntu LTS releases.

And yes, it's no fun do have an unexpected release upgrade of Ubuntu underneath a Zimbra install. A really rude awakening. It can happen and did happen to me when another junior admin answered yes to a LTS distribution upgrade query. Fortunately when this happened we moved from 14.04 to 16.04 and there already WAS a Zimbra build for Ubuntu 16.04 that I could install over the present broken installation.

I like Ubuntu for server deployments I like Zimbra too. I prefer to use Zimbra on Ubuntu. I'd like to know what the future has to hold for Zimbra on Ubuntu.
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Re: Zimbra for Ubuntu 18.04 ?

Postby colt » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:17 pm

I find the most irritating thing about no Ubuntu 18.04 release is this:

1) so many people have problems with OS upgrades, and Zimbra is fully aware of this;

2) Ubuntu 16.04 is 60% through its LTS, with just 2 years left;

3) Ubuntu 18.04 has a FULL 9 YEARS of LTS support left (yes, Canonical has committed to 10 years for this version); and

4) Zimbra is completely wasting this opportunity to take a major headache (OS upgrades) off the table for any new installs.

It would be so very nice to hear ANYTHING from Zimbra on why 18.04 is not being prioritized to take advantage of its unique Canonical support.

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