Package Details: cyrus-imapd 2.5.10-1

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Package Base: cyrus-imapd
Description: Cyrus IMAP mail server
Upstream URL:
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: imap-server, pop3-server
Provides: imap-server, pop3-server
Submitter: ryanc
Maintainer: CarstenF
Last Packager: CarstenF
Votes: 17
Popularity: 0.401559
First Submitted: 2007-10-14 08:22
Last Updated: 2017-03-18 21:27

Latest Comments

pgoetz commented on 2015-12-15 14:29

@CarstenF: thanks for taking on the maintenance of this package. There's probably no need for a co-maintainer unless you get swamped the way starfry did.

I use both Cyrus and dovecot in production and like Cyrus 100x better. Thanks largely to FastMail, the product has been developing rapidly over the last couple of years. You might want to give it a try again some time.

CarstenF commented on 2015-12-15 14:18

@pgoetz Thanks for your comment.
No mkimap was not in the package. But I have updated it now. And now it is included.
If anybody want to be a co maintainer. Feel free to ask.
I only use cyrus for some test setups. I use dovecot in production.

Sincerely yours Carsten Feuls

pgoetz commented on 2015-12-14 17:57

Looks like someone else adopted and updated before I had time to deal with this. Excellent.

Question: did javitonino's issue with mkimap being missing from the package get resolved?

starfry commented on 2015-11-30 10:51

@pgoetz disowned so that you can adopt. Thanks for stepping in.

pgoetz commented on 2015-11-25 16:46

starfry: thanks for speaking up.

I can take over the package if no one else wants to do it, and am happy to turn it back over to you if and when you'd like to be the maintainer again.

starfry commented on 2015-11-25 16:26

I have personal commitments that will prevent me from updating pacakges for a while. If someone wants to take this package over then I'll pass the baton....

Otherwise, I will get around to it as I use this myself, but I can't say when that will be.

pgoetz commented on 2015-11-23 11:18


Can you post a link to where mkimap is mentioned in the documentation? I can't find it. I know I've done at least one from scratch installation of cyrus-imapd since switching to Arch and did not use the mkimap command.

javitonino commented on 2015-11-22 20:59


Yep, mkimap is still in upstream tarball, but it is not installed by make install. It is still mentioned as required in the install guide (doc/install-configure.html) but I guess they expect it to be run from the tarball and avoid installing it.

pgoetz commented on 2015-11-20 22:27


The tools can be found in /usr/lib/cyrus/bin; however I don't know anything about mkimap, which is not one of the tools in this folder. You don't actually need to initialize spool directories, as far as I know; so maybe this was taken out of the toolset upstream? I would check with the cyrus-info mailing list or go to the documentation site:

to find out for sure.

pgoetz commented on 2015-11-20 22:24

Hi -

This package was flagged out of date 2015-09-13 -- over 2 months ago. Normally I wouldn't care, but I'm pretty sure there is a bug in version 2.5.3 that is causing me grief with users with large collections of email. Any chance this package could be upgraded to 2.5.6 ASAP?


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