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[http://roundcube.net/ Roundcube] is a free and open source webmail software for the masses, written in PHP.
[http://roundcube.net/ Roundcube] is a free and open source webmail software for the masses, written in PHP.
== Set up Roundcube from source on Alpine Linux ==
This document will be a quick c/p guide to setup Roundcube from Source on Alpine Linux and connecting to MS Exchange Server. We assume you have Alpine Linux installed and running. What we will install is the following:
* Lighttpd
* Postgresql
* Roundcube (from source)
== Installing PHP and Lighttpd ==
== Installing PHP and Lighttpd ==

Revision as of 11:30, 22 January 2013

Roundcube is a free and open source webmail software for the masses, written in PHP.

Installing PHP and Lighttpd

For installing the additional packages first activate community packages:

vi /etc/apk/repositories

Uncomment the following:


Update the packagelist:

apk update

Install the additional packages:

apk add lighttpd php7-common php7-iconv php7-json php7-gd php7-curl php7-xml php7-mysqli php7-imap php7-cgi fcgi php7-pdo php7-pdo_mysql php7-soap php7-xmlrpc php7-posix php7-mcrypt php7-gettext php7-ldap php7-ctype php7-dom

Configure Lighttpd

Edit lighttpd.conf

vi /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

Uncomment line:

include "mod_fastcgi.conf"

Edit mod_fastcgi.conf

vi /etc/lighttpd/mod_fastcgi.conf

Edit the section:




Start lighttpd service and add to needed runlevel

rc-service lighttpd start && rc-update add lighttpd default

To add security, configure https access in Lighttpd.

Add additional packages

apk add php-openssl php-intl


vi /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

  • Uncomment this line:
  • Add this lines
 simple-vhost.server-root   = "/var/www/localhost/htdocs/"
 simple-vhost.default-host  = "/"
 simple-vhost.document-root = "www/"
 $SERVER["socket"] == "round.cube.mail.ipaddres:443" {
 ssl.engine    = "enable"
 ssl.pemfile   = "/etc/lighttpd/server-bundle.pem"
  • Restart the web service:

/etc/init.d/lighttpd restart

  • Set the php timezone acording to: [1]

vi /etc/php/php.ini

  • Uncomment and set the date.timezone = (e.g. 'America/Asuncion')

Download and Install Rouncube

  • Create folder

mkdir -p /usr/share/webapps cd /usr/share/webapps

  • Download

wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/roundcubemail/roundcubemail/0.5.2/roundcubemail-0.5.2.tar.gz

  • Unpack

tar zxvf roundcubemail-0.5.2.tar.gz

  • Rename folder and change permissions

mv roundcubemail-0.5.2 roundcubemail chmod 775 -R roundcubemail

  • Create the symlynk

mv /var/www/localhost/htdocs/ /var/www/localhost/htdocs.old ln -s /usr/share/webapps/roundcube/ /var/www/localhost/htdocs/

  • Create logs folder

mkdir -p /var/log/roundcube/ chown -R lighttpd:lighttpd /var/log/roundcube/ chmod 775 /var/log/roundcube/ -R

Postgres installation

  • Add postgresql, create and configure database

apk add postgresql postgresql-client /etc/init.d/postgresql setup /etc/init.d/postgresql start rc-update add postgresql

su postgres createuser roundcube

Answers: N,N,Y

  • Shall the new role be a superuser? (y/n) n
  • Shall the new role be allowed to create databases? (y/n) n
  • Shall the new role be allowed to create more new roles? (y/n) y

createdb -O roundcube -E UNICODE -T template0 roundcubemail

Note: Set the same timzone you use in the php.ini (e.g. 'America/Asuncion')

 psql roundcubemail
 ALTER USER roundcube WITH PASSWORD 'the_new_password';
 ALTER DATABASE roundcubemail SET timezone TO 'America/Asuncion';
 \c - roundcube
 \i /usr/share/webapps/roundcube/SQL/postgres.initial.sql
 roundcubemail=> \q

Roundcube Web Configuration

Start your browser and visit: https://round.cube.mail.ipaddres/installer/

Roundcube Webmail Installer have 3 steps:

  • Check environment
Check if all is ok, click NEXT
  • Create config

Here you need to set:

a. General configuration
Your Country Branch Webmail Access
one identity with possibility to edit all params
b. Logging & Debugging
c. Database setup
Database settings for read/write operations:
PgSQL Database type
localhost Database server
roundcubemail Database name
roundcube Database user name
********* Database password
d. IMAP Settings
The IMAP host(s) chosen to perform the log-in
e. SMTP Settings

Now need to download and copy both files (main.inc.php and db.inc.php) to /etc/roundcube/

  • Test config
Test the SMTP config sending a mail and the IMAP config using a username and password.

Final Steps