[Dovecot] dovecot does not find libpam when compiling with customized prefix

Roland werb at hasos.com
Mon Jun 11 08:20:47 EEST 2012

Hello everybody,

I try to compile dovecot 2.1.7 with a customized --prefix setting and --with-pam . Although I installed libpam into the same --prefix, dovecot does not find it:

checking for pam_start in -lpam... no
configure: error: Can't build with PAM support: libpam not found

The same or a similar problem seems to have appeared 4 years ago:

Which libpam file does dovecot expect in which directory? And possibly there is something wrong with the pam_start function?

Thanks in advance,


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