Bug#756258: exim4 configured with dovecot auth deadlocks

Andreas Metzler ametzler at bebt.de
Mon Jul 28 09:42:34 UTC 2014

On 2014-07-28 Mildred Ki'Lya <mildred-bug.debian at mildred.fr> wrote:
> Package: exim4
> Version: 4.80-7
> Severity: important

> Dear Maintainer,

> This is probably an upstream bug.

> When exim4 is configured with dovecot authenticator, it blocks at
> some point, apparently expecting some information from dovecot.
> Dovecot on its side is expecting additional information from exim.
> None of the two parties move forward and exim do not respond to the
> SMTp client. After some unspecified time, the MUA terminates the
> connection, because no response is sent from the server.


Before digging further, can you doublecheck whether this still applies
to current exim (4.83)?

Rebuilding the packages from sid on stable is trivial it just needs a
change of build-dependcies:
--- exim4-4.83/debian/control   2014-07-26 09:24:19.000000000 +0200
+++ exim4-4.83/debian/control   2014-07-28 11:29:03.000000000 +0200
@@ -11,9 +11,9 @@
 Vcs-Browser: http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=pkg-exim4/exim4.git
 Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 7.0.15), po-debconf, docbook-xsl, xsltproc,
   lynx-cur | lynx, docbook-xml, libpcre3-dev, libldap2-dev, libpam0g-dev,
-  libident-dev, libdb5.3-dev, libxmu-dev, libxt-dev, libxext-dev, libx11-dev,
+  libident-dev, libdb5.1-dev, libxmu-dev, libxt-dev, libxext-dev, libx11-dev,
   libxaw7-dev, libpq-dev, libmysqlclient-dev | libmysqlclient15-dev,
-  libsqlite3-dev, libperl-dev, libgnutls28-dev, libsasl2-dev
+  libsqlite3-dev, libperl-dev, libgnutls-dev, libsasl2-dev
 XS-Testsuite: autopkgtest

 Package: exim4-base

For your convenience there are pre-built binaries for amd64 on
deb https://people.debian.org/~ametzler/exim4wheezy/ ./

thanks, cu Andreas

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