Dovecot 2.2.25 fails on SSL

Aki Tuomi aki.tuomi at
Fri Sep 2 14:41:35 UTC 2016

> On September 2, 2016 at 5:35 PM "Andreas M. Kirchwitz" <amk at> wrote:
> Aki Tuomi <aki.tuomi at> wrote:
> > Well, then it leaves only option of using /etc/
> > so basically add your libssl location there.
> That's not a working solution and not the purpose of /etc/
> Currently, this is a real-life security issue in Dovecot 2.2.25,
> because it compiles fine but then - to the user - silently fails
> to use SSL. The user who doesn't know better reconfigures his
> client and all security is gone. :-(
> Custom SSL worked fine in Dovecot 2.2.24, so obviously it can be
> made to work. The question is just where to add the proper options,
> or maybe "configure" is broken in some way.
> I'm happy to try out more patches until the proper solution is
> found. I've already tried adding SSL libs in various locations
> during the build process but it hast always the same result
> that it never gets past "configure".
> 	Greetings, Andreas

I tried various ways but wasn't able to get it to work. I can see if it can be fixed but it can take a while.


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