tom at simpleweb
Jun 28, 2012, 4:38 AM
Post #3 of 3
The Chef stuff is by no means perfect. I'm finding my feet with Chef
as much as I am with Davical.
I don't think the PHP stuff does need copying over, initially I'd done
that because I'd seen something in the wiki about a PHP amend.
I don't see a problem with changing the doc root back to what it
should be, it's just a standard thing we have with our chef setups to
create a separate user but that would be easy enough to change.
I don't have a huge amount of time to tweak it at the moment or get
that davical dump over to you, but when I get a chance I will.
Will be in touch, thanks for all your hard work with the project. I
really hope we can use it.
On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Andrew McMillan <andrew [at] morphoss> wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-06-22 at 10:00 +0100, Tom Holder wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Getting Davical setup quickly struck me as a bit of a pain, so I have
>> spent some time building a basic chef-solo setup for automating the
>> I've opened this to the world at
>> https://github.com/simpleweb/davical-chef-setup - in theory, clone it,
>> change IP and point it at a linux box and it should work. Only tested
>> on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. If anyone wants to try, give me a shout if they
>> have a problem.
> A few observations:
> (1) Does that overwrite the pg_hba.conf file? That seems like it could
> be potentially problematic for some people.
> (2) Any modern PHP should have the correct defaults already, and it's
> probably safer not to change whatever php.ini gets installed.
> (3) The DAViCal DocumentRoot is designed to be able to be served from
> within the project tree, or within a location delivered by the Debian
> packages, so putting it into /home/davical/www/davical seems odd.
> Nothing gets written there - all files should be root:root mode 644.
> (4) I'm pretty sure there are no dependencies on Pear.
> (5) Probably better to point to the squeeze repository for DAViCal since
> lenny is out of support now, though there's still a symlink there for
> the time being.
> (6) I get the impression that perhaps you think port 8800 is caldav and
> port 8008 is carddav or something like that. There is no standard of
> any kind in that regard, and the recommended approach is to configure
> DAViCal on port 443. If you have something else on port 443 then it is
> recommended to put it on port 8443 instead, so you can still dedicate a
> virtual host to it. All software that searches for configuration does
> look at both of those ports. Obviously those are SSL ports, but for
> testing/debugging you might want to configure things without SSL, so you
> could just use port 80 - or any port, really.
> Some of these comments may be completely half-cocked because I know
> nothing about Chef / Capistrano, of course :-)
> Thanks for your work putting this together.
>> It pretty much works out of the box. If you try to run_recipes a
>> second time after it's setup it will fail trying to create Postgresql
>> db. This needs a bit of chef attention to get it to ignore.
>> The problem I'm having now it's running though seems to be one that's
>> been reported before and relates to Apple Address book. It's getting
>> lots of 500s that look like:
>> [Fri Jun 22 08:56:25 2012] [error] [client 220.127.116.11] davical:
>> LOG: :Response status 500 for POST
> It'd be great to get a tcpdump of that ( or enable $c->dbg =
> array( 'request' => 1, 'response' => 1 ); to get DAViCal to log it).
> Not sure why it is doing a POST request, rather than a PUT, but I'd sure
> like to see it :-)
>> LOG: response:-->The application program does not understand that
> Which is what happens when a client does something DAViCal doesn't
>> It's then failing to sync. I've noticed a few people with the same
>> issue but no resolution. Any thoughts before I start trying to hack
>> around with things?
> Hope this helps.
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