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Old 12-13-2006, 05:20 AM   #1
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i have a problem with cyrus-sasl-2.1.22, help me please!

Hi All!

I installed cyrus-sasl-2.1.22 on Slackware 10.2 , compiled from source according to a manual:

make install
ln -s /usr/local/lib/sasl2 /usr/lib/sasl2

By default in Slackware there was a package cyrus-sasl-2.1.21, but it has been compiled without pam support, and I have removed it.
I installed Linux-PAM- and then - cyrus-sasl-2.1.22. The compilation was successfully, but when I try to create the user:

root@tiss:/usr/local/src# saslpasswd2 -c adm
Again (for verification):
Segmentation fault

I have the "Segmentation fault" error.

In the /var/log/auth.log it is written:
Dec 11 13:29:20 tiss saslpasswd2: error updating sasldb: Invalid argument

Can somebody faced the same problem? Direct me please on the right way.
Old 12-15-2006, 09:12 PM   #2
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I am not a cyrus user. I also assume that you want to have SASL authentication up and running for your mail system. I suggest you use Dovecot specially if you are using Postfix. Its quite easy to configure and use than Cyrus. Plus Postfix 2.3 and up already have built in support for Dovecot's SASL capability. You only need to invoke a make parameter for Postfix before compilation which you can find at Postfix's website.
Old 12-15-2006, 09:30 PM   #3
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... I concur, I've been using Dovecot with Sendmail. Dovecot is about as easy to configure as "1 2 3". You could do it in your sleep.
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dovecot easy to install?

tried today, that thing not even start
Old 12-20-2006, 05:11 AM   #5
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Did you compile Postfix to use Dovecot SASL ? Go to then read "Building Postfix with Dovecot SASL Support".

Make sure that you have modified dovecot.conf to suit your needs. Here's a snippet of the basic things you can configure to make Dovecot run:

# Protocols we want to be serving:
#  imap imaps pop3 pop3s
#protocols = imap imaps
protocols = imap pop3
listen = *
disable_plaintext_auth = no
login_user = dovecot
protocol imap {
  # Login executable location.
  login_executable = /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap-login
  mail_executable = /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap
  imap_max_line_length = 65536
  login_greeting_capability = yes
  imap_client_workarounds = outlook-idle netscape-eoh tb-extra-mailbox-sep

protocol pop3 {
  # Login executable location.
  login_executable = /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/pop3-login

  # POP3 executable location
  mail_executable = /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/pop3
  pop3_enable_last = yes
  pop3_uidl_format = %08Xu%08Xv
  pop3_logout_format = top=%t/%T, retr=%r/%R, del=%d/%m, size=%s
  pop3_client_workarounds = outlook-no-nuls oe-ns-eoh

auth default {
  mechanisms = plain
  passdb shadow {
  userdb passwd {
  socket listen {
    client {
      path = /var/spool/postfix/private/auth
      mode = 0666
Dont forget to create a user 'dovecot'

To run dovecot, you just have to invoke 'dovecot' in the command line. That's about it.


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