sieveusehomedir true - IOERROR: not a sieve bytecode file

Ken Murchison murch at
Mon Oct 24 08:44:07 EDT 2005

Andrew Morgan wrote:

> I upgraded my dev box from Cyrus 2.1.18 to 2.2.12.  I have been using 
> .sieve files in user home directories.  After starting up 2.2.12, I get 
> the following error message in the logs when I send mail to my account:
> Oct 18 15:40:50 mail1 lmtp[18891]: IOERROR: not a sieve bytecode file 
> /users/u1/m/morgan/.sieve
> My .sieve file is the exact same one that I'm using in the production 
> server running 2.1.16.
> I understand that sieve files are compiled into bytecode now, but I 
> didn't think that would affect .sieve files in homedirs.
> Is it true that .sieve files in homedirs must be compiled into bytecode 
> as well now?

Yes.  lmtpd in Cyrus 2.2+ only reads bytecode scripts.

Kenneth Murchison
Systems Programmer
Carnegie Mellon University

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