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Speed and Memory Usage of zypp in 11.0 Rocks!

May 15th, 2008 by

Duncan has done quick some measurements comparing zypper, yum and smart which show that zypper – the command line tool that openSUSE uses for package management – is now (finally 😉 not only comparable to yum and smart but even faster.

I would be very interested if somebody would do some extensive benchmarking to see whether zypper is faster overall and handles the corner causes as well.

Just compare: Setup for installation with yum is 19s whereas zypper needs 10s. Creation of meta data caches needs 4 minutes with yum and zypper rocks with 18s.

Memory usage: zypper needs maximal a bit over 18 MB while yum needs more than 180 MB and smart more than 60 MB.

If you run zypper – or the package management GUI applications, you really see that the team has done a great job to speed up and use less memory than before.

Zimbra Collaboration Suite 5.0.X Auto Install Script

May 15th, 2008 by

zimbra-logoopensuse logoI’m playing with Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) for about 2 years, and quite satisfied with the stability, feature and administrative console. Before applying Zimbra I used standard postfix for office mail server.

Zimbra released with 2 licensing schema, commercial and open source license. Their open source license provided with Yahoo Public License.

I’m currently using Zimbra 5.0.4 on openSUSE 10.3. Manual installation could be found in my personal blog : Zimbra Installation on openSUSE 10.3. You may need a small modification into ZCS installation script because ZCS originally released for openSUSE 10.2.

After deploying Zimbra on openSUSE 10.3 for such company (part of Indonesian openSUSE community project for increasing openSUSE usability and our promotion project of openSUSE usability for server side), I make a deal to write a small script using bash. It’s pretty simple and looks like a primitive script with just cp, tar and mv 😀 . I will make a nice graphical user interface after learning C++ or Java 😉 .

So, how to build powerful mail server with Zimbra on openSUSE 10.3 ? Here it does :

  1. Install openSUSE 10.3
  2. Make sure you have a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) for your hostname, ie : namahost.namadomain.com, not only namahost. Checked it out with YAST | Network Service | DNS & Host Name or by editing /etc/hosts directly
  3. Make sure you have more than 5 GB of free space. Please navigate into “Preparing your server environment” on Zimbra Wiki for more information.
  4. Setup your DNS server. For testing, you may only create name server and address record (NS MX & A records). Please refer to a nice article How to Setup BIND DNS Server. *We have a nice graphical setup DNS using YAST but it was written on Bahasa Indonesia* 🙂
  5. Download Zimbra-Auto install script
  6. Extract the script into /opt/zimbra-auto. I will make a flexible script in the future but currently the script will only worked with /opt/zimbra-auto until you editing the script
  7. Download ZCS open source edition for openSUSE. The script was originally written for ZCS ver 5.0.4. If you used the latest ZCS version, please feel free to make an editing into Zimbra-Auto script
  8. Getting started by running /opt/zimbra-auto/zimbra-auto-opensuse103.sh install script and follow the wizard.

Note :

  1. You may need add an exception port into firewall and AppArmor configuration
  2. I will make an entry on openSUSE wiki after reviewing the script

Related Entry :

  1. Installing ZCS 5.0.X on openSUSE 10.3 a complete guide by Bigmudcake
  2. Zimbra Installation on openSUSE 10.3
  3. Installing ZCS 4.5.x on either openSUSE 10.2 or 10.3 a complete guide
  4. Problem may occurred regarding AppArmor Setting

Indonesian openSUSE Community Monthly Meeting on Detik.com

May 15th, 2008 by

This is my first post in lizards.opensuse.org :-). Thanks to Beineri for activating this account.

Indonesian openSUSE Community (openSUSE-ID) monthly meeting will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2008, 09.00-13.00 am (GMT+7) at Detik.com head office Jakarta. Detik.com currently is the biggest online newspaper in Indonesia.

The monthly meeting called “Kopdar”, means “Kopi Darat” or offline/physical/face to face meeting.

This monthly meeting will be discuss some issue regarding openSUSE 11.0 release party on June 2008, preview about openSUSE 11.0 features, openSUSE remastering and share knowledge about zypper package manager.

Another topic is about our agenda on IGOS Summit 2 event. IGOS stand for Indonesia goes Open Source and IGOS Summit 2 is an event prepared by Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of Indonesia to encourage open source application usability in Indonesia. OpenSUSE-ID have a booth at the event. Well, it’s a small booth (2.75 m x 2.5 m with 1300 watt of electricity) but this booth is free of charge 😉 and we have a nice opportunity to promoting openSUSE.

We choose Detik.com as our place for monthly meeting to reached more user and (maybe) to get a nice publication about our activity. a friend of mine worked for Detik.com and he helped me to arrange this event. Thanks Andry.

So, if you are an Indonesian openSUSE lover, why don’t you join with us on Detik.com. Let share together !