AppSuite:Parallel UISupport OX6 AppSuite Debian 6.0
Add OX6 UI to an OX App Suite Installation
This short document outlines the steps required to add an OX6 UI to an OX App Suite installation.
Supported OX Versions
Running parallel UIs (OX6 and OX App Suite) is supported beginning with OX6 version 6.22.2 (backend version 7.0.2) and OX App Suite version 7.0.2.
- An OX App Suite installation v7.0.1 or later. This update guide is valid for a system installed through our OX App Suite Download and Installation Guide for Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (Squeeze)
- If you have custom plugins written by yourself which depends on an specific Open-Xchange Server, Open-Xchange can't guarantee that the plugins will work with the parallel setup.
- As for every modification of the installation we strongly recommend that you make a backup of your system(s) before you proceed.
Add Open-Xchange Repository
We start by adding some OX6 frontend repos to our sources.list.
# adjust your existing repository list with the new locations deb http://software.open-xchange.com/OX6/6.22/frontend/DebianSqueeze/ /
Updating repositories and install packages
It should not be necessary to import the Open-Xchange build key since you probably have done so during the OX App Suite installation. Otherwise please follow this quick guide: Importing OX Buildkey
It is highly recommended to import the Open-Xchange build key to your package systems trusted keyring in order to make sure only Open-Xchange packages with valid signing are installed on the system. Otherwise you'll encounter warnings about untrusted package sources.
Reload the package index. This will download the package descriptions available at the software repositories and will enable the Open-Xchange repository as a valid source for signed packages:
$ apt-get update
Install the OX6 frontend packages.
$ apt-get install open-xchange-gui
This will install the OX6 fronted packages. (OX App Suite frontend package names start with
Since we are only adding a frontend, there is nothing to change in the configuration of the backend servers, the database, mail, or such. It is only required to adjust the apache web server configuration in the file
Restart your apache2 service.
$ /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
That's it. It should now be able to access the OX6 frontend using the location
/ox6/ in the request.