[Dovecot] [Dovcot 2.2.2] Q: Prequisits for compiling and plugins

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sun Jun 16 21:31:40 EEST 2013

On 14.6.2013, at 10.11, Christoph Hintermüller <christoph at out-world.com> wrote:

> Where can i find the list of prerequisites for compiling dovocot 2.2.2
> form the sources, is there a dedicated link or what terms i should best
> use to search the archives of this mailing list, the documentation or
> the web?

Dovecot doesn't really require anything, but depending on what features you want to use you may need to install some libraries, like openssl. http://wiki2.dovecot.org/CompilingSource has some things if you want to compile from Mercurial.

> Where do I find information (links or search terms) whether plugins
> available for 1.x 2.1.x series, especially the metadata plugin,  are
> still needed for 2.2.2 or may even be harmful for 2.2.2 as built in.
> Documentation on Dovecot webpage is rather sparse and not really
> conclusive concerning metadata plugin within 2.x series. On my Ubuntu
> 12.X systems i still find it for 2.1.x but I have difficulties to
> understand whether there exist a version for 2.2.X series, if this is
> equal to the one for 2.1.X or whether it is not needed any more for
> 2.2.X series. Further what libraries would be required. 

In general: If it compiles, it works. http://hg.dovecot.org/dovecot-metadata-plugin/ has v2.2 compatibility. At some point in v2.2.x development it will probably have native METADATA support.

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