How To Install Zimbra Desktop on Fedora

As we use Zim­bra at work I decided to install Zim­bra Desk­top for offline email, how­ever I ran into a bit of a snag because after down­load­ing it and fol­low­ing the instal­la­tion instruc­tions I had the fol­low­ing error mes­sage when I ran Zim­bra Desk­top for the first time:

Couldn't load XPCOM.

After a bit of googling around I found this arti­cle Installing Zim­bra Desk­top on 64bit Linux which has the fol­low­ing fix to install the 32-bit libraries that are (nat­u­rally) miss­ing in my 64-bit Fedora install:

yum install -y alsa-lib.i686 libstdc++.i686 xulrunner.i686 gtk2-engines.i686<

Once I had these libs installed I could hap­pily run Zim­bra Desk­top or zdesktop.

 

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