Various updated packages in Kolab 16   November 17th, 2017

Here comes a quick overview on recent updates to Kolab 16 packages.

Please note: I am only using public information. I have no background knowledge about the releases.

In the past days, the following packages have been updated:

Because of these changes, the following packages have been rebuilt as well: php-sabre-dav, kolab-syncroton, kolab-freebusy, iRony, pykolab, kolab-utils, libkolab.

Here comes a quick overview on recent updates to Kolab 16 packages.

Please note: I am only using public information. I have no background knowledge about the releases.

Today, the roundcubemail package has been updated from version 1.3.0.41 to 1.3.3. This fixes a security issue, described in https://roundcube.net/news/2017/11/08/security-updates-1.3.3-1.2.7-and-1.1.10. Also see the release notes https://roundcube.net/news/2017/09/04/update-1.3.1-released and https://roundcube.net/news/2017/10/31/update-1.3.2-released for new changes.
Because of this, the packages iRony, kolab-freebusy and kolab-syncroton have been rebuilt as well.

In the past days, erlang-eimap has been updated with a patch for untagged commands. Because of that, guam has also been rebuilt. For details see https://obs.kolabsys.com/package/rdiff/Kolab:16/erlang-eimap?linkrev=base&rev=8

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Ansible with su instead of sudo   October 13th, 2017

At TBits.net, we have decided to use Ansible for setting up our servers.

The most documented way of installing something on a machine via Ansible is using sudo: you create a normal user (eg. called deploy), that you can use with SSH to login to the machine, and if that user has sudo permissions (eg. part of the group wheel in CentOS), then you can install software with root privileges.

The call is quite easy:

ansible-playbook myplaybook.yaml --user=deploy --ask-become-pass

Now we wanted to limit access only to users who have the actual password for root.

Finally, this worked on the command line:

ansible-playbook myplaybook.yaml --user=deploy --become --become-method=su --ask-become-pass

Now, I wanted to specify these parameters in my ansible.cfg file. It took me a while to find out how to do this. I found https://github.com/ansible/ansible/blob/devel/lib/ansible/config/base.yml which was helpful.

[defaults]
remote_user=deploy
 
[privilege_escalation]
become = true
become_method = su
become_ask_pass = true

Two pitfalls that are solved by this:

  • You need to specify the become settings in section privilege_escalation, not just in defaults.
  • The command line parameter ask-become-pass becomes become_ask_pass in the config file.

This works with Ansible 2.3.2 on CentOS 7.4.

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Here comes a quick overview on recent updates to Kolab 16 packages.

Please note: I am only using public information. I have no background knowledge about the releases.

In the past weeks, the kolab-autoconf package has been updated from version 0.1 to 0.2. This affects Debian/Ubuntu and RHEL/CentOS.

For details see:

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Here comes a quick overview on recent updates to Kolab 16 packages.

Please note: I am only using public information. I have no background knowledge about the releases.

In the past days, the roundcubemail-plugin-contextmenu package has been updated from version 2.1.1 to 2.3. This affects Debian/Ubuntu and RHEL/CentOS.

For details see:

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Here comes a quick overview on recent updates to Kolab 16 packages.

Please note: I am only using public information. I have no background knowledge about the releases.

In the past days, the erlang package has been built for Debian Jessie for Plesk, so that version 18.3.4 will be available there. It only affects Debian Jessie packages for Plesk. Guam has been rebuilt due to this.

For details see:

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Here comes a quick overview on recent updates to Kolab 16 packages.

Please note: I am only using public information. I have no background knowledge about the releases.

In the past days, the package roundcubemail has been updated from 1.2 to version 1.3. It affects both RHEL/CentOS and Debian/Ubuntu. Other packages have been rebuilt due to this upgrade:

Here is a link to the Roundcube Mail 1.3 Release notes: Roundcube Webmail 1.3.0 released.

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Here comes a quick overview on recent updates to Kolab 16 packages.

Please note: I am only using public information. I have no background knowledge about the releases.

I did not report on Updates for Kolab 16 for quite a while. But now that we are finally on a production server with Kolab 16 for TBits.net, I have the intention to report again if anything relevant to the RPM packages changed.

In the past days, the package kolab-syncroton has been updated and rebuilt. It affects both RHEL/CentOS and Debian/Ubuntu.

  • kolab-syncroton: Patch setAttendeeStatus for increased Outlook compatibility
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Installing Kontact on CentOS7   June 29th, 2017

If you search for “install kontact centos7”, you find the first link: https://www.kolabsys.com/installation-guide/kontact-centos.html

Unfortunately, that does not work. Even if you add the Kolab 16 repository (wget https://obs.kolabsys.com/repositories/Kolab:/16/CentOS_7/Kolab:16.repo) so that libkolab etc can be installed, you still have conflicts because kdepim-libs is installed from the base repository.

It seems, that the packages on OBS are targetted mainly for Ubuntu: https://obs.kolabsys.com/project/monitor/Kontact:4.13

Then I looked if Kontact is available in Epel, but it is only available for Fedora: https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/kontact

Then I found the copr of Rex Dieter, which provides uptodate packages for Kontact and is maintained by the Fedora KDE-SIG: https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/rdieter/kde4/

So to install Kontact on CentOS7, you need to do this:

cd /etc/yum/repos.d
wget https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/rdieter/kde4/repo/epel-7/rdieter-kde4-epel-7.repo
yum install kontact
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KontoCheck ist eine Bibliothek zum Test deutscher Bankkonten, kann aber auch zum Umrechnen der Kontonummern und BLZ in IBAN und BIC benutzt werden.

Es gab ein neues Update der Bankdatei, deren Inhalt jetzt für den Zeitraum 06. März 2017 bis 03. September 2017 gilt. In unserer Bankdatei sind immer die zwei neuesten Bankdaten von der Bundesbank enthalten. Quelle: Deutsche Bundesbank, BLZ Download.

Entsprechend habe ich die Debian und CentOS Pakete aktualisiert:

http://software.opensuse.org/download/package?project=home:tpokorra:kontocheck&package=kontocheck

Auch der Online Dienst https://kontocheck.solidcharity.com/ wurde auf die neue Version aktualisiert. Hier können sowohl manuell Umwandlungen von Kontonummer/BLZ auf IBAN/BIC durchgeführt werden, als auch über einen WebService Abfragen gestellt werden, die mit XML beantwortet werden.

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