Zimbra - ERROR: Installation can not proceeed. Please fix your /etc/hosts file

Discussion in 'Zimbra' started by popowich, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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    When installing Zimbra are you getting the following error?

    ERROR: Installation can not proceeed. Please fix your /etc/hosts file

    The default /etc/hosts file on many Linux distributions has a single line: localhost.localdomain localhost

    Fix the order of the first line to meet the Zimbra requirements, and also add a second line with the public DNS and hostname of your server, for example: localhost.localdomain localhost zimbra.emailquestions.com zimbra

    Also, update your HOSTNAME in /etc/sysconfig/network to match what's in /etc/hosts

    Depending on your distribution you may need to also run the hostname command or reboot your server.

    After making the above changes you should be able to proceed with your Zimbra installation.

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