mailboxes.db insists on using Berkeley ??

Edward Rudd eddie at
Sat Aug 14 18:58:13 EDT 2004

On Sat, 2004-08-14 at 13:21, J. W.Andersen, Falster System Teknik wrote:
> Ever since cyrus 2.0 I dragged along the mailboxes.db in berkeley 
> format, but finally decided to change to skiplist.
> I converted mailboxes.db to skiplist format, and changed imapd.conf  
> entry mboxlist_db from berkeley to
> skiplist and attempted to start cyrus, which failed.

> This first happened in 2.2.6 - I upgraded to 2.2.8 - no difference.
> I then reconfigured cyrus imapd with

> --with-mboxlist-db=skiplist                - no difference.
This is no longer supported in cyrus 2.2.x dB formats are specified only
in the configuration file.

> Does the "db4" in the log indicate, that ctl_cyrusdb still thinks, it is 
> a berkeley database, and attempts to

> access it accordingly ? Looks to me, as if the "mboxlist_db: skiplist" 
> in imapd.conf is not understood at all ?
You need to run cvt_cyrusdb_all after changing the configuration.

This is what I would to do convert the format if the cyrsus convert db
app isn't working..

as the cyrus user run

ctl_mboxlist -d > mboxlist.txt

then change the configuration for the mboxlist in the cyrus
configuration file..
delete the mailboxes.db (would be wise to have cyrus  NOT running at
this point)
then run

ctl_mboxlist -u < mboxlist.txt

That will dump and undump the database and change formats.

> Any help highly appreciated - TNX i advance.
> Regards, Joern.
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