Kill this thread, it shouldn't have been one ( was: Re: CYRUS = ....)

Igor Brezac igor at
Tue Feb 3 11:41:14 EST 2004

On Tue, 3 Feb 2004, Peter P. Benac wrote:

>     I had asked several stupid questions on the list because I couldn't find
> a stupid answer and I didn't get a single response.  It took digging through
> the archives and piecing together a solution. A solution that came mainly
> from guessing.  Luckily I don't need to answer to a higher power so I had
> plenty of time to get this working.  Perhaps David did not have the luxury
> of time.  How much time would it have taken for someone to answer my stupid
> questions or his?  Even if it was to tell us where to find the answer it
> would have better then silence.

Why do you feel that your posts have to be answered?  If I remember
correctly, your questions were sendmail related.  Have you tried any of
sendmail forums and their documentation?

> I did mention the Documents could use a bit more polish, and Ken has asked
> me to update the documents with the issues I had and how I overcame them. I
> will do this, and I challenge each of you to do the same thing.
> If these solutions were put into print or FAQ format then perhaps David
> wouldn't have to be so angry and the stupid questions that nobody wants to
> answer will have a place to be sent.

In my opinion David's post was inapropritate regardless of how much
information is/was available to him.

> I for one would love to be able to use a SQL like MySQL to backend this
> software.  I don't have a problem with Berkeley DB, but I know MySQL,
> Oracle, and Postgres to whole lot better.  If I knew which routines actually
> did the database work I don't think I'd have much trouble converting them to
> use an SQL.  It would save me a ton of time if these routines were
> documented.

I am not sure if you are talking about authentication or adding a new
cyrus-imap backend.  In either case the information is available: for auth
look in $cyrus-sasl-src/doc/options.html.  Check
$cyrus-imap/lib/cyrusdb_berekeley.c as an example of a cyrus-imap backend.
There was a discussion on this list about this awhile back, check the


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