Problem w/ 2.2.4 and unixhierarchysep: yes

Ken Murchison ken at
Fri May 21 21:39:08 EDT 2004

AJ wrote:

> Here is an odd update to this...
> I tried to create another user with a dot and it works fine.
> It seems john.smith causes the error whereas al.jones does not.
> Has anyone seen anything like this?

user/john.smith may be corrupt in some way.  Try reconstructing the 
mailbox and see what happens.

> AJ wrote:
>> Hi,
>>  I have an odd problem.  I am running 2.2.4 fresh install and I have 
>> an issue when using a mailbox with a . in the name, such as 
>> user/john.smith
>> I have the unixhierarchysep: yes line in my imapd.conf.
>> Whenever I try to delete a message or move a message to another folder 
>> with this mailbox, I generate these errors:
>> May 21 18:44:58 linux-beta master[2745]: process 2753 exited, signaled 
>> to death by 11
>> May 21 18:44:58 linux-beta master[2745]: service imap pid 2753 in BUSY 
>> state: terminated abnormally
>> And I get errors on the client that said the connection was terminated 
>> before the command could complete.
>> It looks like the files get "copied" but not moved, so it appears to 
>> be a delete issue.
>> Users that do not have a . in their mailbox name do not have this 
>> problem.  Has anyone seen this?  I have another version of 2.2.4 
>> running, and this does not happen there, but that version was upgraded.
>> The only other difference is that the version that has this issue is 
>> running bdb 4.2.x and the other system is running 4.1.x.
>> I just wanted to throw this out there to see if anyone knows anything 
>> about this.
>> Thanks.
>> AJ
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