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eBox kernel packages available
« on: December 07, 2009, 01:03:48 pm »
It's been a demand from our community to provide kernel packages for both i386 and amd64. On top of that linux-headers where required to build any other kernel modules on eBox and they were not available.

We have been working on properly packaging the kernel from Ubuntu server LTS 8.04 with eBox specific patches (only l7filter at the moment) so we can offer i386 and amd64 versions with the headers needed to build other modules. We also have packaged the DAHDI modules needed for ebox-asterisk.

The packages are available from my PPA and we would like some feedback from you before they are pushed for the next stable release. To test them add to your sources.list:

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deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bencer/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bencer/ppa/ubuntu hardy main

and install the kernel, headers and dahdi modules according to your needs:

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$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.24-25-ebox linux-headers-2.6.24-25-ebox dahdi-modules-2.6.24-25-ebox
« Last Edit: December 22, 2009, 07:33:40 pm by sixstone »

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Re: eBox kernel packages available
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2009, 04:38:17 pm »
Tuve que anadirle lo siguiente para que me funcione:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bencer/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bencer/ppa/ubuntu hardy main

Espero ayude.

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Re: eBox kernel packages available
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2009, 05:48:04 pm »
thanks, it's been already fixed. btw, did you try the new kernel ?

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Re: eBox kernel packages available
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2009, 01:39:13 pm »
If you are using eBox 1.3 you don't have to add anything in the sources.list, they are already available on that ppa so you can do the apt-get install directly (maybe also an apt-get update first).
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Re: eBox kernel packages available
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2009, 06:10:48 pm »
I can't seem to get this working. All i get is "Couldn't find package" when i try to do apt-get? Is this still still available?
(I want to install vmware tools and need the kernel headers to build the drivers)

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Re: eBox kernel packages available
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2009, 11:17:33 pm »
I have the following line in the /etc/apt/sources.list:

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deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ebox/1.3/ubuntu hardy main
The -headers package is available.

« Last Edit: December 22, 2009, 07:34:17 pm by sixstone »
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Re: eBox kernel packages available
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2010, 10:35:41 pm »
I can't seem to get this working. All i get is "Couldn't find package" when i try to do apt-get? Is this still still available?
(I want to install vmware tools and need the kernel headers to build the drivers)

I just did that last night and used:
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sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential xinetd
This method might be wrong for eBox 1.3; I do not know.

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Re: eBox kernel packages available
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2010, 03:58:14 am »
I want to use eBox for a full featured network protection solution.
I want to use eBox for a full featured Communications Server.
I want to use eBox for a full featured File Server/User Manager.
With the way things are partitioned now, I'll most likely setup several eBox servers in my house.  1st would be the File Server/User Manager - LDAP; 2nd would be the Gateway Server / full network protection; third would be web/email/gorupware.
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Re: eBox kernel packages available
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2010, 10:09:22 am »
Yours is just like mine except I don't use the eGroupware and setup two Backup/File Servers. One of mine is BackupPC server + LDAP, and then my File Server is running FreeNAS bc I wanted to mess around w/ zfs. Personally, I don't think ext3 cuts it for transfer speeds, compression, or overall capabilities as a file system anymore. Ext4 support in June should make eBox more viable as a file server in my opinion. That should let BackupPC have some fun around as well.

Jeff, why the eGroupware/e-mail stuff? I under the stand the need for it, just curious why you are going that way? I actually put my web server on the Gateway/Router because the chances of that unit going down is far less than the chances of anything else around the house having issues because of experimentation or the need to switch stuff in/out. Also, that's one less machine I have to put on a battery.

For me, one of the biggest benefits of using FreeNAS, instead of another eBox machine, is I can keep FreeNAS's zfs pools on a RAID0. Because I'm booting from a USB drive booting and because the OS is in RAM, it's also easy to backup and portable. That RAID0 is backed up to the RAID5 on my main rig so I have quite a few backups going around the network. Big thing to remember is, there's no OS clogging up the disk, I can setup a RAID without having GRUB2 issues like I did on my BackupPC eBox server, and I should theoretically be able to slave in LDAP users. I'm not saying eBox wouldn't be good for this, but it's definitely not a perfect file share. The benefit of the LDAP server makes other solutions almost plug and play provided you get them to work. As another example, I still haven't gotten Apache on the BackupPC eBox machine to register LDAP users so I can't have those users login to the web interface just yet.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2010, 10:15:47 am by Saturn2888 »

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Re: eBox kernel packages available
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2010, 06:53:16 pm »
My home network supports my wife and 4 very active kids,  3 of them are home schooled and need more help with scheduling and such.  Besides I need some way of keeping my home and work calendars synced up. - work calendar is exchange and locked down tight.... can't do much about setting up automatic sync....  can and do export and input Icalendar files - until that gets shut down.....
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Re: eBox kernel packages available
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2010, 09:05:45 am »
Oooh I see. I moved those functions off to Google's servers because it's more convenient for me to run Thunderbird locally and open the browser for my calendar. I'd love more integration, but I'm fine with what I have for now as there are no better solutions for me with the speed and availability I'm looking for. I used to try to setup stuff like that for various organizations I've run, but those implementations always failed because the people weren't interested. iCal files are usable online too. You could technically upload to Google's servers and have yours sync with that.

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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2010, 10:16:30 am »
I want to use eBox for a full featured network protection solution.
I want to use eBox for a full featured Communications Server.
I want to use eBox for a full featured File Server/User Manager.
With the way things are partitioned now, I'll most likely setup several eBox servers in my house.  1st would be the File Server/User Manager - LDAP; 2nd would be the Gateway Server / full network protection; third would be web/email/gorupware.

I'm targeting more or less the same for same reasons  :D  I previously did it with Debian servers and was pretty happy but then decided to have a look at eBox.
In term of management it's very well done but for what I understand what you describe is not yet feasible unless you change config manually (I mean "vi" in config files) and in such case is there reason to use Ebox anymore ?

As an example, if you setup one eBox server as FW & proxy, it will also be your mail relay. Fine but then it prevents you to have your mail server internally because, unless I'm wrong, there is no way you can relay incoming emails ton internal server. I put a request describing this few days ago.

Aside this example, I don't know where we stand with limitations existing in 1.3.x when it was mandatory to have LDAP master server running "only" with "users&groups".
I still don't have two 1.4.x eBox server as one of my servers need to run Ubuntu 9.x for which there is no 1.4.
I'll wait for next LTS to perform additional tests.

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Re: eBox kernel packages available
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2010, 01:46:52 pm »
I think we hijacked this thread and meant to post in another one. Maybe Javi can move our posts to the correct thread. I've done it before back when I used to host SMF forums.

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Re: eBox kernel packages available
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2010, 07:28:11 am »
As I can understand this topic about 2.4.24-26-ebox kernel, rigth? If it's so i can say that some bug is there... On all my servers i use vga=0x305 option in grub menu, but it's not working on this kernel, after grub greeting i see only balck screen... It's not so important, but it is not normal, as i think...