Understanding Sendmail/Cyrus-imap installation... AAAAAHHHHH!!!
mdw1982 at mdw1982.com
Wed Jan 19 12:52:18 UTC 2005
I'm in the process of changing my web / mail server over to FC3. In the
past I've been using a good old solid distro of Mandrake 8.2, but
decided to give FC3 a try. I was instantly rewarded by finding that FC3
is much faster and more responsive on the 500Mhz machine its now
installed on. Everything was a breeze to setup.. that is of course until
I got to the Sendmail/Cyrus Imap setup. GOOD GOD!!! I'm ready to pull my
I found a post here on the list, posted by Gene Smith: Cyrus imap HOWTO
solved!!!, that very nicely outlined the Cyrus-imap setup and followed
it - well mostly. Cyrus appears to be working, however when I got to the
part where you're supposed to "su cyrus" and then start the "cyradm
localhost" commandline it failed. So, I'm off to CPAN to get the
necessary module to install so's I can run this config tool.
One of my questions is why is this necessary? I can only assume the
obvious is that its because "this is how Cyrus-imap operates." however,
with the config of Sendmail and Cyrus as it is now everything connects
ok and appears to be working meaning I can connect to the SMTP but when
I attempt to connect to the imap service I'm told the user's mailbox
doesn't exist! HORSE PUCKY! of course the mailbox exists... its right
there in /var/spool/mail/<username>. Did I mention that I've transfered
all user files and mail from the old server to this FC3 server box?
Why is it telling me the user mailbox doesn't exist?
"If you have found a very wise man, then you've found
a man that at one time was an idiot and lived long enough
to learn from his own stupidity."
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