Upgrade to imap-uw 2006j Breaks Logins

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at toybox.placo.com
Sun Oct 7 21:37:20 PDT 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Joe Marcus
> Clarke
> Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2007 10:42 PM
> To: tundra at tundraware.com
> Cc: FreeBSD Mailing List
> Subject: Re: Upgrade to imap-uw 2006j Breaks Logins
> On Sun, 2007-09-30 at 23:50 -0500, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
> > As part of a portupgrade, one of my servers just picked up the latest
> > version of imap-uw (2006j).   Now users can no longer login as imapd
> > claims they are providing incorrect passwords.   I manually copied the
> > version I was using (2004g) to /usr/local/libexec/imapd, and all is
> > well, so it is definitely the new release.
> > 
> > I did try manually reinstalling the imap-uw and cclient ports using
> > the make option to enable both SSL and plain text passwords.  Still
> > no joy.
> > 
> > 'Anyone else seeing this/have a workaround?
> Try the fix I just committed.  It's now working for me.

I don't get it.  In the g version, linkage.c only existed for the
Mac and tops OS's not unix - why was it loaded under FreeBSD by the
old Makefile?  Your explanation in the port makes no sense as to
why it was removed - I can't understand why it was included in the
first place.

I'm interested in the issue because a while ago I tried compiling a
webmail program under FreeBSD that used the c-client libraries, and I
got it built but the program could not authenticate using the c-client
libraries.  This was using the g version.  Was something broken in
uw-imap then that they fixed in the j version, which we had hacked around
in the g version by including linkage.c?


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