Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 176283
Postfix binary does not support pam-mysql.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:19 EST
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Description of problem:
I have been using Fedora Core 4 to host a few virtual domains with great
success. I prefer to use all the base packages that comes with the fedora
distribution and this makes it easy to update the system for any security
Initially when I was trying to setup Postfix for virtual domains, I was
trying to use MySQL through Pam and it was much of a dissapointment to find
out that Postfix package provided with the fedora core 4 distribution is not
compiled using the pam-mysql option. Since I prefered using the binaries
provided by the distribution rather than recompiling the source rpms each
time there is an update available, I decided to setup Postfix with OpenLDAP
authentication. However, my preference would be to use MySQL. This is a
trivial change to Postfix package included in the distribution to also
support pam-mysql rather than users would have to recompile and lose the
ability to conveniently update. Reading some of the forums, I found many
other users unhappy with this.
You can ask to include this change for FC5 and it would be very much liked
by the user community who are using fedora to host virtual domains. This
option should also be available for vsftpd to be able to use pam-mysql
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. setup postfix as default mta
2. configure postfix to use virtual user/domains map from pam-mysql
3. error message shows that postfix binary is not compiled with mysql option
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
This issue still applies to FC6 as well as the current dev of FC7 release.
Maybe related to bug 185515.
Please have a look at the postfix-2.4.5-3 package in devel. MySQL support is now
Fixed in rawhide.