New rpms of Cyrus IMAPd 2.2.3

Simon Matter simon.matter at
Fri Jan 30 12:10:58 EST 2004

> Ok, this makes sense, thanks Mark.  I've worked
> through this when trying to install from source
> (unsuccessful as well till now).
> But I still can't get through the howto list.
> Everything seemed ok until step 7.  I started
> saslauthd, but I don't have any file at
> /etc/sysconfig/saslauthd and have had no occasion to

The cyrus-sasl rpms from RedHat don't include /etc/sysconfig/saslauthd. It
will then just use /etc/shadow for auth. I usually put 'MECH=pam' into the
file so saslauthd will use PAM.

> write one.  Does "as needed" mean I should create one,
> and what should it say?
> Then I went ahead and tried to start imap with step
> 11, and I get the error: "cyrus-imapd: unrecognized
> service".

Hmm, did you really install the rpms or did you just build them? After
rebuilding from src.rpm, You'll find the compiled packages in
/usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/. You have to install them with 'rpm -ivh
/usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/<filename>.rpm'. Building alone doesn't install


> I don't mean to skip around and I want to be thorough,
> but it's not working for me.  I would appreciate any
> more clarification.
> Thanks!
> David
> --- Mark London <mrl at> wrote:
>> >Could someone please help me with steps 9 and 10 of
>> >Simon's install howto:
>> >
>> >I think we're talking about setting the cyrus
>> password
>> >in  SASL, but I'm not sure how, and #10 is also new
>> to
>> >me.  I've searched docs and the web and cyrus and
>> sasl
>> >lists and don't have clear answers  in a timely
>> >fashion.
>> Set the cyrus password by simply using passwd,
>> assuming that's how
>> you set the passwords on your system.
>> 10) Make sure your MTA delivers to Cyrus IMAPd, I
>> recommend LMTP for this.
>> This simply means that you have to properly set up
>> sendmail (or
>> whatever) to properly talk to Cyrus, i.e. to talk to
>> /var/imap/socket/lmtp
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