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Date:      Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:34:43 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Dale Scott <>
To:        Daniel Staal <>
Cc:        "" <>
Subject:   Re: is pkg saying courier and postfix are incompatible?
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <9745AE56F096E150A334CBD1@[]>
References:  <005201cfd2bd$d8ac34d0$8a049e70$> <9745AE56F096E150A334CBD1@[]>

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> On Sep 17, 2014, at 6:18 PM, Daniel Staal <> wrote:
> --As of September 17, 2014 3:25:04 PM -0600, Dale Scott is alleged to hav=
e said:
>> I then installed the main courier pkg thinking there might be undocument=
>> dependencies. Pkg reported during install that courier was incompatible
>> with Postfix, and would be uninstalling Postfix for me. I hoped I could
>> re-install Postfix later, but now pkg is telling me it needs to delete
>> courier to install Postfix, so it seems there is some incompatibility
>> between the two.
> --As for the rest, it is mine.
> This is correct - Courier (the 'main' port/package) and Postfix are mutua=
lly incompatible, in the same way Postfix and Sendmail are. Courier-main is=
 a mail server - the same as Postfix, Sendmail, Exim, etc. You aren't going=
 to want more than one of those installed on your system at the same time.

That makes sense. Thanks=20

> The Courier project though developed several other mail-handing programs =
- the most popular of which (and more common than the mail server itself) i=
s the IMAP server, and associated authentication server.  That's what you a=
re trying to install, and it works just fine with Postfix - I was using it =
until very recently in that capacity.

So courier-authlib-ldap is a full LDAP server? I'm already using OpenLDAP, =
which I would prefer to leave it as-is. I thought courier-authlib-ldap migh=
t be an interface from courier-authlib to a 3rd-party LDAP server (i.e. Ope=

>  (I switched to Dovecot, which a lot of people like.  It seems to be more=
 up-to-date, although I haven't seen the speed increases people claim.)

Do you know if it's difficult to setup Dovecot to authenticate a webmail us=
ername and password using /etc/master.passwd (like the Hong recipe with cou=
rier-authlib), or authenticate using an OpenLDAP server?

> So, yes you've departed significantly from the howto you were using.  ;) =
Courier-main you need to uninstall.  Courier-IMAP and Courier-auth you'll n=
eed to keep.
> Daniel T. Staal
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