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CentOS RedHat Installation

Hadi Nategh edited this page Feb 25, 2019 · 9 revisions

WikiInstallationEGroupware CentOS/RedHat Installation

CentOS/RedHat Installation

This installation instruction is based on CentOS 7. If you wish to install EGroupware on other environments please select relevant instruction from the below list.

Debian openSUSE/SLEs Ubuntu

For any Linux distribution the installation steps has to be done as user root and with root rights in a terminal session.

IMPORTANT: EGroupware installation consists of two versions; EPL Version and Community Version. Technically, the only installation difference between EPL and Community version is their repository URLs. Please make sure you will follow relevant difference parts of your desired version.

Are you an expert admin? then follow the Express Instruction below, otherwise please follow step-by-step installation.

Express Instruction
1- vi /etc/yum.repos.d/egroupware-epl.repo
Add the following lines:
#EGroupware EPL repository
name=EGroupware EPL (RHEL_7 VERSION)
baseurl= ./
2- Install PHP 7
yum install mariadb-server
systemctl start mariadb
yum install egroupware-epl
follow the installation instruction
4- less /root/egroupware-epl.log
5- Congratulations!!! You may login to your EGroupware instance


You can quickly install EGroupware by following below steps:

step 1:

Add EGroupware repository into source lists in order to fetch EGroupware's packages.

 vi /etc/yum.repos.d/egroupware-epl.repo

For EPL Version:

#EGroupware EPL repository
deb ./


#EGroupware EPL repository
deb ./


For Community Version:

cd /etc/yum.repos.d/


cd /etc/yum.repos.d

Replace the following variables used in above urls with your own values: USERNAME:PASSWORD are your given credentials for EPL version.

DISTRO_NAME: Means the version of distribution you're install EGroupware on it. You can find out the right version name from following list:

CentOS_7 CentOS_6 CentOS_5

*** if you are not sure what distribution you're running, simply execute the following command:

cat /etc/os-release

Step 2:

Step 3:

Now it's time to install egroupware-epl packages. Depends on the webserver you would like to use with EGroupware, you may install a webserver among the egroupware-epl packages, by default Apache will be installed.

yum install mariadb-server
systemctl start mariadb
yum install egroupware-epl

e.g. for nginx installation:

yum install mariadb-server
systemctl start mariadb
yum install epel-release
yum install nginx
yum systemctl start nginx
yum install egroupware-epl

Step 4:

You may check egroupware-epl.log file in order to check if everything went well during the installation plus you can get access to your egroupware credentials.

less /root/egroupware-epl.log

from this moment on you may get logged in to your EGroupware instance via the mentioned url in egroupware-epl.log. Although, before doing that we highly do recommend to take couple of more steps to adjust couple of settings for PHP and MyQL in order to get the best performance.

Firewall and SELinux:
CentOS-7 has its firewall by default on and it might restrict you to reaching your webserver. It's recommended to configure your firewall properly to allow access or in case you need to switch it off you may run sudo systemctl disable firewalld.
Another restriction access might be from SELinux which is switched on by default and you need to see it properly for your environment or in case you need to set it off you may run setenforce 1.

IMPORTANT: Switching off above mentioned security features could cause major security risks, please configure them properly.

Step 5:


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