v2.2.17 release candidate released

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Sat May 9 23:13:46 UTC 2015

On Sat, 9 May 2015 22:17:27 +0200, Michael Grimm stated:

>Hi —
>Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi> wrote:
>> Please test especially non-Linux systems as there are some larger
>> configure/Makefile changes done since v2.2.16.
>2.2.17.rc1 will compile on FBSD 10.1 only, if bash has been installed (see
><554773D2.9060609 at dovecot.fi> from Teemu Huovila). This is from my point of
>view regarding portability issues "suboptimal". Both, word-break-data.sh and
>word-boundary-data.sh have comments about preferable use awk, perl, or …
>instead, IIRC. Teemu himself already mentioned in
><554773D2.9060609 at dovecot.fi> that this is suboptimal, and that he is
>willing to solve that issue, thus, I am extremely far from blaming anyone
>involved in making this great software available. But, maybe it's worth
>solving this issue for those non-linux systems without bash installed per
>default before releasing dovecot v2.2.17, finally.
>Besides that: Thanks for all of you involved making dovecot available!

For what its worth, I run FreeBSD 10.1 and I have Bash. Personally, I could
not work without it. It is not a big deal to install it on FreeBSD. My
question is does it have to be the default shell in dovecot v2.2.17 or just

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