Roundcube

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Roundcube is a mail user agent that is running as webmail service.

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Install it

Here is an example how to install it. It uses apache2 on SUSE Linux 12.1. Other combinations should work same or similar. It installs roundcube on the local host 127.0.0.1.

yast -i php5-gettext php5-imap php5-mcrypt php5-pear
pear install mdb2
pear install Net_SMTP
pear install Mail_mime
pear install MDB2_Driver_mysql
/etc/init.d/apache2 restart
cd /srv/www/htdocs
wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/roundcubemail/roundcubemail/0.7.2/roundcubemail-0.7.2.tar.gz
tar xvzf roundcubemail-0.7.2.tar.gz
  • change the folder name to roundcube
mv roundcubemail-0.7.2 roundcube

Migrate the database

Roundcube uses a database to store contacts, user preferences and the like. The database can be mysql, sqlite or another database. You can change from one database to another by modifying one configuration file, it is (depending on your server root) /srv/www/htdocs/roundcube/config/db.inc.php.

TroubleShooting

With older SUSE versions the following packages seemed necessary:

  • php5-pear-mail
  • php5-pear-mail_mime

upload error

Symptom
When trying to attach a file, after clicking "upload" there is an error message "upload error". You are using roundcube 0.3.1.
Solution
Update roundcube to the latest version.

See also