imap not responding/cyradm hangs

Andy Litzinger alitzinger at
Tue May 20 15:35:45 EDT 2003

Thanks for you help Jon, I found the error.  I was having permissions problems 
related to the cyrus user and the /var/imap, /var/spool/imap directories.  Once I 
corrected those I no longer got the startup errors and I can now successfully connect 
to imapd.


On 20 May 2003 at 14:19, Jon Nelson wrote:

> Andy Litzinger said:
> > I just started the master process with the -D debug flag and received
> > the following: ctl_cyrusdb: unable to init environment
> > fatal error: can't read mailboxes file
> > ctl_deliver: unable to init duplicate delivery database
> > cty_cyrusdb: unable to init environment
> >   and I am also getting some DBERROR db4 errors now in my logs.  I'll
> > start digging
> It sounds like it was not compiled correctly.  If you don't have the
> output, compile again, dump the output to a file and look for errors
> > I am not getting those errors in my mail logs, and in section 3.4.2 of
> > Luc's How To he  specifically states to put cyrus in the mail group.
> > Postfix itself is in the postfix group.
> As long as Postfix is in it's own group it will be happy.
> Jon
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