[arch-general] Dovecot: bug or user error?

Norbert Zeh nzeh at cs.dal.ca
Thu Oct 7 14:18:50 EDT 2010

Jan de Groot [2010.10.07 1926 +0200]:
> On Thu, 2010-10-07 at 13:16 -0300, Norbert Zeh wrote:
> > After some long debugging sessions, I realized that
> > my failure to connect to my freshly setup dovecot server was because
> > dovecot-auth failed.  It was looking for the mysql and postgreql
> > shared
> > libraries that were not installed. 
> If dovecot-auth links to the mysql and/or postgresql libraries, those
> libraries should not be in optdepends, but in depends.
> The problem with adding link-level dependencies for optional components
> to optdepends is that namcap doesn't know why you added the optdepend,
> and doesn't report any warning about link-level dependencies for
> optdepends. We've seen these bugs in several applications, so
> maintainers should really pay attention to this.

Thanks for the reply Jan.  ldd does say dovecot-auth is linked against
these two libraries.  I'll file a bug report then.



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