why is pam not supported by saslauthd

Michael King mking at webinternational.net
Fri Jun 3 18:02:54 EDT 2005

> when I start Cyrus on my machine after a complete install with all
> dependencies I get this error
> [root at lb01-s06 config]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/cyrus start
> saslauthd[31190] :set_auth_mech   : unknown authentication mechanism: pam
> and on checking saslauthd I see that pam is not available
> saslauthd 2.1.21
> authentication mechanisms: getpwent rimap shadow
> How do I enable pam for saslauthd so that it works for me.
> Thanks a lot in advance.
> Imran

Did you use "--with-pam=/path/to/pam" when you ran configure?


Michael King
Systems Administrator
Web International, Inc.

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