imap not responding/cyradm hangs

Jon Nelson quincy at
Tue May 20 15:19:52 EDT 2003

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.

Trooper Jon S. Nelson, Linux Certified Admin.
Pa. State Police, Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Computer Crimes Unit
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