cyrus-imapd not starting after upgrade

Daniel Bareiro daniel-listas at
Wed Jan 16 20:24:23 EST 2019

Hi, Michael. Thanks for your reply.

On 16/1/19 04:19, Michael Menge wrote:

>>>> After that I managed to get the service is up and running (although I
>>>> have still doubt about the "http" line).

>>> http is used for CalDAV / CardDav so is most likely in the cyrus-caldav
>>> package.
>>> This enables your cyrus server to store address books and calendars.

>> It seems that "http" does indeed enable CalDAV / CardDAV support with
>> the cyrus-caldav package. I had not thought of it :-) After installing
>> the package and uncommenting the "http" line, the error was not shown. I
>> will need this to synchronize calendars and tasks.
>> I guess it would have to work with this but Thunderbird shows a message
>> saying "the calendar is momentarily unavailable". It's weird because it
>> brought the information from Horde calendar and in fact I added a new
>> event in Thunderbird and it was shown by Horde. But when I pressed the
>> sync button this message was shown with an exclamation mark. But this
>> has already happened to me with Cyrus 2.4.17 and Thunderbird 60.x. I'm
>> thinking if it has to do with something on the side of Thunderbird 60.x
>> or Horde or the result of the interaction of both.

> Horde (Kronolith and Turba) have there own ClaDAV / CardDav Server,
> AFAIK Horde is at the moment not able to use cyrus as an Backend for
> its calendars and address books.
> Horde had support for Kolab, and the CalDAV / CardDAV in Cyrus is
> based on what Kolab did there. But the support in Horde has not been
> updated yet.
> So most likely you have configured your thunderbird to synchronize
> to horde and do not use the cyrus CalDAV / CardDAV feature

Yes, I did it using the HTTP address provided by Horde for the
corresponding calendar. I thought Thunderbird needed that Cyrus support
from CalDAV / CarDAV to interact with Horde.

I think I would just be missing solve the crash of the process when
trying to access a specific folder (I think it just happens with that).

Jan 16 10:47:17 mail cyrus/imaps[10794]: Fatal error: Exists wrong 257
256 22 16596
Jan 16 10:47:17 mail cyrus/master[2694]: process type:SERVICE name:imaps
path:/usr/lib/cyrus/bin/imapd age:0.298s pid:10794 exited, status 75

I was not able to find the cause yet. Maybe a problem with repeated
messages (that "257 256" makes me think about that) causes a process
crash? This had never happened to me with 2.4.17. Apparently, it only
happens with that folder. Yesterday I deleted all the messages there
using Thunderbird (they were cron jobs mails) and now I would have to
see the cron jobs that ran today, but I don't see anything. When I try
to open the folder, Thunderbird displays a message saying "Server
[mailserver] has disconnected. The server may have gone down or there
may be a network problem". Maybe the information in the folder is in an
inconsistent state for some reason after the upgrade?

Thanks for your time.

Kind regards,

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