Courier-IMAPD problem with fam(d)
dkelly at hiwaay.net
Tue Jul 19 12:59:25 GMT 2005
On Jul 19, 2005, at 6:36 AM, Kövesdán Gábor wrote:
> The mail/courier-imap port installs famd as a dependency, but You
> have to manually configure and start it. Take a look at /usr/local/
I don't see anything about starting there or in fam(1M) other than
"if fam is started by inetd".
> Anyway, this is a deficiency in the new versions of courier-imap.
> There isn't some kind of --without-fam configure options, the new
> versions require fam.
/usr/ports/mail/courier-imap/Makefile says fam is disabled by default:
OPTIONS= OPENSSL "Build with OpenSSL
support" on \
FAM "Build in fam support for IDLE
command" off \
DRAC "Build in DRAC
support" off \
TRASHQUOTA "Include deleted mails in the
quota" off \
GDBM "Use gdbm db instead of system
bdb" off \
IPV6 "Build with IPv6
I suspect but haven't been able to prove fam is somehow running, if
only as a library linked to imapd. When Mail.app has "connection"
problems its instantly disconnected but sometimes a few messages get
thru. Sometimes a simple ssh to the FreeBSD machine, mutt to view the
mailbox, close it with messages now tagged as old, is all it takes
for Mail.app and courier-imap combination to be happy.
David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at HiWAAY.net
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.
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