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(@gilbertp)
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Just as the title says, I would like to know if its possible to use Debian 12 instead of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.  Is there a limitation on Debian?


   
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(@sharif)
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@gilbertp

Hi,

As of now, Rocky Linux, Alma Linux, and Debian are not officially supported operating systems (OS) for Carbonio CE. Installation on Debian is strongly discouraged due to potential compatibility issues. It's advised to utilize officially supported OS such as Ubuntu 20.04LTS or RHEL8, as mentioned in the official documentation. Considering this article's timing, it's recommended to refer to the current official documentation and use the supported OS to avoid complications during installation.

Official Documentation Link

I hope you would understand.

Regards,

Sharif


   
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(@gilbertp)
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The official documentation says: "Installation on Other Linux Distributions - While they are not officially supported, Linux distributions compatible with Ubuntu 20.04 (e.g., Debian) and RHEL 8 (e.g., AlmaLinux, Rocky Linux) may be used as base OS for Carbonio CE, provided all dependencies can be satisfied. This may include adding third-party repositories or manually installing software packages.

Moreover, even if Carbonio CE can be installed on an unsupported distribution, it may require some additional effort to have all Carbonio CE Components working, for example to manually edit some configuration file, while some Component may be not working at all. If you face some problems on unsupported distributions or if you successfully installed Carbonio CE on a unsupported distribution and want to share your result, you may want to join the Official Community Forum."

 

The official documentation sounds more forgiving.  however since this is the foirst time installing Carbonio, im going to stick to the supported path.  Now you guys mention Ubuntu 20.04, can it be Ubuntu 22.04?

 


   
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(@sharif)
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@gilbertp 

Hi,

I can understand your concern.

But I would request you to stick to the official OS for now. I don't wanna dishearten you more but in short, over time we observed that using other OS creates unprecedented dependency issues and complications, hence we recommend this way.

Our Devs teams are working on making packages available for Ubuntu 22.04LTS but it will take some time.

So again I would request you to keep an eye on the forum to get the update on Ubuntu 22.04LTS as soon as it becomes available.

I hope you could understand.

Regards,

Sharif


   
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(@gilbertp)
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@sharif Yeah, noticed none of the packages work on Ubuntu 22.04.  Postgres version you guys are using is v12  which is like 6 years old.  I'm considering a setup of Carbonio to move away from Google Worksuite.  I am concerned this can't work on 22.04 given 20.04 is not going to be supported on 2025 anymore and I was hoping to use something that lasted several years more before having to upgrade the OS.

Welp, I guess I need to re-roll a vm in 20.04 because of this.  


   
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(@gilbertp)
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No wonder none of the instructions to install this works with newer 22.04... 


   
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Posted by: @sharif

Our Devs teams are working on making packages available for Ubuntu 22.04LTS but it will take some time.

Do you have some ETA you can give us? 22.04 is already 2 years old now.

If you want Carbonio to be a serious replacement for e.g. Zimbra you have to keep up with the underlying OS versions, just my 2c.

 

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(@stefanodavid)
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Support for Ubuntu 22, RHEL 9 and postgres16 is on its way, please be patient a bit and stay tuned. 🙂


   
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