SASL lib 2.1.24

Torsten Schlabach TSchlabach at
Wed Mar 30 05:00:44 EDT 2011

Hi all!

I am currently trying to make the Cyrus SASL lib 2.1.24 work on a Debian 6.0 (squeeze) system. But my milage seems quite limited.

I have done away with packaging the new version for now, so all I do is:

- Build myself a fresh chroot environment
- Install the minial packages needed to compile the tarball
- Do a ./configure && make && make install

In oder to see if the library I built that way works at all, in a next step I take the latest cyrus-imapd 2.4.6 an again just do a ./configure && make && make install on it.

Then I try to use the imtest command line tool which is part of the Cyrus IMAPd distribution to login into any IMAP server.

Does that make sense as a minimal test case?

If yes:


Using the SASL lib tarball 2.1.24rc1 from the FTP server, everything compiles fine but imtest fails with an error message:


Using the latest CVS checkout from last night instead of 2.1.24rc1, imtest does work indeed!

Can anyone confirm this?
Is the 2.1.24rc1 considered broken?
Is there any incompatible API change between 2.1.23 and 2.1.24?
Can anyone comment on the status of the code in CVS, i.e. "should work" or "we know there are some things which don't work at all".

Are there any plans by the way to release a 2.1.24 any time soon?


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