[Dovecot] NEWBIE: Package Requirements List?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Dec 22 23:03:02 UTC 2006

On 14.12.2006, at 0.05, Aaron J Weber wrote:

> I can't seem to find a succinct listing of the packages (and  
> optional packages) required to compile dovecot.  I see references  
> to various RDBMS's, but nothing that says I actually _require_ one,  
> etc.  I see references to openssl, but similarly, I don't see that  
> it's technically required.
> Is there a link I'm missing that indicates the pre-conditions (pre- 
> installed/configured software) before compiling and linking dovecot?

Dovecot doesn't require any external libraries, but if you want  
things like SQL or LDAP authentication, you'll need libraries for those.

Maybe the only pretty useful, but not required, library is iconv. I  
think most systems have that installed by default anyway. It adds  
support for searching non-US-ASCII text.
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