Cyrus and ubuntu edgy :(

The default Cyrus2.2 package in Ubuntu Edgy does not work. There is a dependency issue. This only took me three days to finally figure out why the crap wasn’t working. But, due to the comments posted on the bug on launchpad, I was able to fix the problem here at home.

As taken from the comments of Daniel Givens:

1. Download the attached control patch file which simply changes the build-depends from libdb4.3-dev to libdb4.4-dev.   Patch file here.

2. Get the cyrus-imapd-2.2 source

# apt-get source cyrus-imapd-2.2

The source will be downloaded and expanded in your current working directory

3. Get the build dependencies

# apt-get build-dep cyrus-imapd-2.2
# apt-get install libdb4.4-dev fakeroot

Since the current source lists libdb4.3-dev as a build dependency, we need to get libdb4.4-dev ourselves. Fakeroot is also needed to properly build the package.

4. Apply the control patch

# patch -p0 < control.diff

5. Build the new packages

# cd cyrus-imapd-2.2-2.2.13/
# dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b

Packages will be built and placed in the parent directory

6. Install the packages

# cd ..
# dpkg -i cyrus*.deb

And because i was continually trying to create accounts in the sasl database, I removed my old /etc/sasldb2 file and did a “saslpasswd2 -c cyrus” to recreate it.

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