Hints for Fedora Core 2 Upgrade and Email

Filed under: — Stormwind @ 10:50 pm

FedoraI recently upgraded to Fedora Core 2 since security updates were not being released for Red Hat Linux 8.0 anymore, but had to overcome several sendmail, imapd, SMTP AUTH, and SASL issues to get my email working well again. I thought someone might find the following hints to get things working useful, so here they are after the link.


Cyrus imapd + SASL:

Sendmail + Cyrus imapd:

  • Tell /etc/sendmail.mc that Cyrus imapd’s deliver is the local mail delivery agent, and tell it the default Fedora Core 2 rpm location of the LMTP Unix domain socket (then remember to regenerate the cf file and restart sendmail):
    • define(`confLOCAL_MAILER’, `cyrusv2′)
    • define(`CYRUSV2_MAILER_ARGS’, `FILE /var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp’)dnl
    • MAILER(`cyrusv2′)

Sendmail SMTP AUTH + SASL:

  • Copy /etc/pam.d/smtp.sendmail to /etc/pam.d/smtp since smtp is being specified as the "smtp" service and not "smtp.sendmail" to PAM via SASL when SMTP AUTH is authenticating.

One response to “Hints for Fedora Core 2 Upgrade and Email”

  1. William Webber says:

    Thanks for this–I was about to give up on my Cyrus imapd install…

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