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Debian Installation

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WikiInstallationEGroupware Debian Installation

Debian Installation

This installation instruction is based on Debian 9. If you wish to install EGroupware on other environments please select relevant instruction from the below list.

CentOS/RedHat 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/apt/source.list.d/egroupware-epl.sources.list
Add the following lines:
#EGroupware EPL repository
deb ./
2- apt update
See step 2 to add repository key
3- apt 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/apt/source.list.d/egroupware-epl.sources.list

For EPL Version:

#EGroupware EPL repository
deb ./


#EGroupware EPL repository
deb ./


For Community Version:

#EGroupware Community repository
deb ./


#EGroupware Community repository
deb ./

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:

Debian_9.0 Debian_8.0 Debian_7.0

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

cat /etc/os-release

Step 2:

After adding EGroupware's repository into sources list, we need to update to fetch packages. Before doing the update we are going to make sure that we have the repository key added.

EGroupware EPL Version:

wget -O - | apt-key add -


EGroupware Community Version:

wget -O - -nv | apt-key add -

if you're not running Debian_9.0 please see DISTRO_NAME to find out your distro specific url.

apt update

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.

apt install egroupware-epl

e.g. for nginx installation:

apt install nginx php-fpm egroupware-epl

follow the installation instruction as shown in following figures:

In the following instructions whenever you leave a password field empty, a randomized password gets generated which you can get access to it via egroupware-epl.log file after installation is completed.

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.

Step 5:


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