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Nevada to OpenSolaris Sun Ray on SPARC (part 4 – imapd)

Had another go at building UOW imapd. This time I’m going to try with the studio12 compiler after a brief exchange with George Shepherd who has managed to get this to build.

$ pfexec pkg install developer/sunstudio12u1
DOWNLOAD                                  PKGS       FILES    XFER (MB)
Completed                                33/33 11633/11633  548.7/548.7

PHASE                                        ACTIONS
Install Phase                            18370/18370 
PHASE                                          ITEMS
Reading Existing Index                           8/8 
Indexing Packages                              33/33
Indexing Packages                              33/33
Optimizing Index...
PHASE                                          ITEMS
Indexing Packages                            750/750 

Changed src/osdep/unix/Makefile so that


It looks like you need to install this by hand. Note that I’m only installing imapd. I am really not interested in pop.

$ pfexec cp imapd/imapd /usr/sbin

Then if we are going to use SSL then we need a certificate. For my purposes I create a self signed one that will last 10 years. I’m going to have to do this again when I rename the machine.

# cd /etc/openssl/certs
# openssl req -new -x509 -nodes -out imapd.pem -keyout imapd.pem -days 3650
Generating a 1024 bit RSA private key
writing new private key to 'imapd.pem'
You are about to be asked to enter information that will be incorporated
into your certificate request.
What you are about to enter is what is called a Distinguished Name or a DN.
There are quite a few fields but you can leave some blank
For some fields there will be a default value,
If you enter '.', the field will be left blank.
Country Name (2 letter code) []:AU
State or Province Name (full name) []:NSW
Locality Name (eg, city) []:Gordon
Organization Name (eg, company) []:Oracle
Organizational Unit Name (eg, section) []:TSC
Common Name (eg, YOUR name) []
Email Address []:

It appears to be crucial to get the fully qualified hostname as the common name.

Now we can add the imap services to /etc/inetd.conf

imap    stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/sbin/imapd     imapd
imaps   stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/sbin/imapd     imapd

and then add it into SMF

$ pfexec inetconv
imap -> /lib/svc/manifest/network/imap-tcp.xml
Importing imap-tcp.xml ...Done
imaps -> /lib/svc/manifest/network/imaps-tcp.xml
Importing imaps-tcp.xml ...Done

Configure it up into thunderbird and wonder of wonders, it looks like it works.

Update #1

I forgot to mention the make command that I used to build it was:

$ make soc

Next trick will be Sun Ray Server.


Written by Alan

May 25, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Posted in OpenSolaris, Work

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