[Pkg-exim4-users] dovecot authenticator

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Sat Dec 29 15:05:19 UTC 2007

Thomas Koch <thomas at koch.ro> wrote:
> First question: I tried to make SMTP authentication via dovecot with
> exim's dovecot authenticator[1], but Exim didn't want to restart due
> to the unknown dovecot driver.

> I assume, that the neither the light nor the heavy debian package is
> compiled with the dovecot authenticator

Yes, the version in etch does not include it. (lenny/sid does)

> and therefore I'd have to compile exim myself. 
> Does somebody have a tutorial/How-to on compiling exim4 the debian-way?

sudo apt-get build-dep exim4
apt-get source exim4
cd exim4-xx/
<quoting debian/rules>
# If you want to build a daemon with a configuration tailored to YOUR special
# needs, call "fakeroot debian/rules unpack-configs", copy EDITME.exim4-light
# to EDITME.exim4-custom and modify it. Please note that you _need_ to
# modify EDITME.exim4-custom or your build will fail due to #386188.
fakeroot debian/rules extradaemonpackages=exim4-daemon-custom binary

cu andreas
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