Need "db_load" or alternate users text file for Cyrus

Denis BUCHER dbucherml at
Sun Dec 6 12:02:12 EST 2009

Dear all,

Denis BUCHER a écrit :
> This question is not directly related to cyrus, but to alternate users
> and passwords config file, therefore I hope it's still on topic...
> On our mail server we are using a very simple file for mail users.
> This file is used by cyrus and postifx.
> This is how it works :
> The /etc/mails/mails.txt is a text file containing groups of two lines,
> one for login and one for passwd. Therefore if we have 100 users, the
> file is 200 lines long.
> And to generate the file used by cyrus and postfix we do the following :
> db_load -T -f /etc/mails/mails.txt -t hash /etc/mails/mails.db
> Problem :
> On SuSE it was working but I don't find db_load on Debian...
> Does someone either know where I can find db_load for Debian (would be
> the best to avoid changing our admin scripts) or another text file
> format I could use easily ?
> Thanks a lot for any help !

Ok in fact after having searched for week, of course I found the
solution just after having posted my question ;-)))

In fact the solution is simple, db_load is part of Berkeley DB, and the
difficult resided simple in the fact that under Debian it is named

And it was already installed on my system...

For those who need to install it, the package name is : db4.6-util,
db4.8-util and so on...


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