cyrus 2.3.11: cyr_expire can't remove deleted mailboxes

Ernst Jeschek ernst.jeschek at
Mon Mar 31 04:24:40 EDT 2008

Hello list members,

we have delete_mode and expunge_mode set to delayed on our cyrus
2.3.11 backend. When cyr_expire tries to remove deleted mailboxes, it
fails with the following error:

  cyr_expire[24222]: can not connect to mupdate server for delete of 'DELETED.DELETED.user.<username>.<folder>.47EA470C.47EA773C'
  cyr_expire[24222]: couldn't authenticate to backend server : SASL library not initialized 

We are currently upgrading our murder installation from 2.2 to 2.3.
master already is 2.3.11, the frontends are still 2.2.13 and this is
our first 2.3.11 backend. Upgrading is done by transfering the
mailboxes from the old backends to the new.

We are using cyrus 2.3.11 with sasl2 2.1.22. For authentication
between the servers we are using kerberos V (GSSAPI).

'mupdate -m' works.

-- /etc/cyrus.conf --
  recover	cmd="ctl_cyrusdb -r"
  mupdatepush	cmd="ctl_mboxlist -m"
  imap		cmd="imapd" listen="imap" prefork=0
  pop3		cmd="pop3d" listen="pop3" prefork=0
  sieve		cmd="timsieved" listen="sieve" prefork=0
  lmtp		cmd="lmtpd" listen="lmtp" prefork=0
  lmtpunix	cmd="lmtpd" listen="/var/imap/socket/lmtp" prefork=0
  checkpoint	cmd="ctl_cyrusdb -c" period=30
  delprune	cmd="cyr_expire -E 3 -D 1 -X 1" at=0400
  tlsprune	cmd="tls_prune" at=0400
  squat		cmd="squatter -s -r user" at=2300
  kinit		cmd="/usr/bin/kinit -k <kerberos principal>" period=30
-- end --

-- /etc/imapd.conf --
configdirectory: /var/imap
defaultpartition: mehl
partition-mehl: /mehl
unixhierarchysep: yes
allowplaintext: yes
admins: <admins>
proxyservers: <kerberos principal>
mupdate_authname: <kerberos principal>
allowusermoves: yes
allowallsubscribe: yes
sieveusehomedir: false
sievedir: /var/imap/sieve
sasl_pwcheck_method: saslauthd
sasl_mech_list: plain gssapi
fulldirhash: yes
hashimapspool: yes
delete_mode: delayed
expunge_mode: delayed
-- end --

kind regards,
ernst jeschek

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