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>Cyrus IMAP on Hardy Heron

>So you’ve just installed cyrus imap on Hardy Heron and you can’t seem to connect. You try a test telnet session and get


icottee@ijcdev:~$ telnet localhost 143
Trying 127.0.0.1...
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
* BYE Fatal error: can't write proc file
Connection closed by foreign host.

Take a look in /var/log/mail.err and you’ll see stuff like


May 19 22:13:15 ijcdev cyrus/imap[8316]: DBERROR: dbenv->open '/var/lib/cyrus/db' failed: Permission denied
May 19 22:13:15 ijcdev cyrus/imap[8316]: DBERROR: init() on berkeley
May 19 22:13:15 ijcdev cyrus/imap[8316]: DBERROR: reading /var/lib/cyrus/db/skipstamp, assuming the worst: Permission denied
May 19 22:13:15 ijcdev cyrus/imap[8316]: locking disabled: couldn't open socket lockfile /var/lib/cyrus/socket/imap-1.lock: Permission denied
May 19 22:13:15 ijcdev cyrus/imap[8316]: IOERROR: creating /var/lib/cyrus/proc/8316: Permission denied
May 19 22:13:15 ijcdev cyrus/imap[8316]: Fatal error: can't write proc file
May 19 22:13:15 ijcdev cyrus/master[8260]: process 8316 exited, signaled to death by 11

The solution is simple


chown -R cyrus /var/lib/cyrus

I’d give cyrus a restart after that as well.