DBERROR: critical database situation

Timo Nentwig 04062005 at nitwit.de
Sat Jun 4 15:09:31 EDT 2005


I updated SuSE 9.2 to 9.3, i.e. cyrus 2.2.8 to 2.2.12 (and also the Berkeley 
DB, of course, don't know the version shipped with 9.2, I have 4.3.27 
installed now). 

Well, this is the result:

Jun  4 12:09:19 tcn master[31073]: process 1913 exited, status 75
Jun  4 12:09:19 tcn master[31073]: service imap pid 1913 in READY state:
terminated abnormally
Jun  4 12:09:19 tcn master[1914]: about to exec /usr/lib/cyrus/bin/imapd
Jun  4 12:09:19 tcn imap[1914]: DBERROR @: ^H: db4
Jun  4 12:09:19 tcn imap[1914]: DBERROR: critical database situation
(repeats forever)

Well, looks somewhat like the /var/lib/imap db is corrupted but why should
it? ctl_cyrusdb didn't help either. Possibly the db format has changed? I did 
a db_dump file.db.old | db_load file.db the the db files but this didn't 
solve the problem either.

I found this thread which points to a fix (!) from Apple for cyrus for OSX:

So, what's going wrong and may I fix it ASAP?

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