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I tried installing Zentyal on my ubuntu 13.10-serve using the ppa-method (as I don't want to reinstall the OS).

At first, I added deb 3.3 main extra to my sources.list and ran sudo apt-get update, followed by a sudo apt-get install zentyal.

Stripped by the installation of the dependencies, you can find the installation log here (unfortunately in German): . The output at the end of the log is just the output from etckeeper.

As stated in the log, the post-install script of zentyal-core failed. Thus, I tried running zentyal-core.postinst in /var/lib/dpkg/info. There is some strange behaviour to be observed now.

sudo ./zentyal-core.postinst gives:

Use of uninitialized value $action in string eq at /usr/share/debconf/frontend line 27.

whereas sudo bash zentyal-core.postinst gives:

 Can't exec "zentyal-core.config": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl/5.14/IPC/ line 186.
 open2: exec of zentyal-core.config configure  failed at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/ line 59

In case that it matters, my default shell is fish (but not for root, that one is using bash).

After removing the post-install script, dpkg runs fine, but pointing firefox at my server just shows the default apache welcome page ("This is the default webpage ... blah blah").

Any ideas?

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Try using the Zentyal ISO instead of PPA. It worked for me. Can be downloaded here (3.4):

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