Groupware with Amphora


Amphora Light ( is a free open-source www-based groupware server in Python and Zope, offering basic office functionality: calendars, tasks, contacts, discussion, web email in the context of a hierarchical organisation and flexible access rights. Both Netscape and MS IE are supported as clients. It supports synchronization with MS Outlook calendar, tasks, contacts through a separate MS Windows client.

Setting up Amphora Light 1.0

  1. Untar amphora_light.tar.gz into eg. /tmp
  2. Amphora requires that the following RPMs be installed before proceeding
    • openssl-0.9.5-1.i586.rpm
    • openssl-devel-0.9.5a-1.i386.rpm
    • apache-mod_ssl-
    • postgresql-7.0.3-2.i386.rpm
    • postgresql-server-7.0.3-2.i386.rpm
    • postgresql-devel-7.0.3-2.i386.rpm
    • postgresql-python-7.0.3-2.i386.rpm
    Note: If you have wget installed and access to the Net, you can use a2install/ to download those packages automatically
  3. Make sure those RPMs are available in /tmp/amphora_light/a2install/RH.6.2.EXTRA
  4. In case some of those applications are alread installed, you migh want to run echo yes | /bin/sh /tmp/amphora_light/a2install/v2.0/utils/ 2>/dev/null >/dev/null to uninstall applications like PostgreSQL, Apache, OpenSSL, Sendmail, IMAP, QMail.
  5. /usr/bin/python /tmp/amphora_light/a2install/install", and follow the instructions. Run again if you want to start again from scratch
  6. Add a cron job to monitor Amphora:
    "0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * /usr/bin/python /home/amphora2/tools/"




Is Apache required, or is the web server Zope?

The documentation mentions apache-mod_ssl-, but not Apache. Is the web server Zope installed by Amphora, and is compatible to work with mod_ssl?