Subject: Re: confusing sasl option in postfix
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/02/2007 02:02:38
On Sat, Dec 01, 2007 at 07:51:47PM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> In mail/postfix, there are options sasl and dovecot-sasl.  Enabling just
> dovecot-sasl results in a broken build because the smtpd.conf config
> file is needed but not created.  I cannot figure out easily which of
> this is generic to all sasl and which to dovecot vs cyrus.
> I don't know why this just failed; I would think I've been rebuilding
> postfix fairly often.

It must have been broken in between. Note that dovecot-sasl exists to
allow building Postfix with basic SASL support without pulling in all of
Cyrus -- so forcing sasl for dovecot-sasl would completely defeat the