Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53947
/usr/lib/sasl/ (ab)used as a config dir
Last modified: 2008-02-28 11:56:58 EST
Description of Problem:
cyrus-sasl uses /usr/lib/sasl/ as a configuration directory, in voilation
of the FHS. (/usr/lib is for platform specific binaries)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
1.5.24-17, but this also affects all the applications that place *their*
configuraion files here. Rawhide package appears not to have changed this.
Install cyrus-sasl and an applicaion configured to use it (like sendmail).
Steps to Reproduce:
/usr/lib/sasl used as config dir
/etc/sasl used as configuration dir, much like /etc/pam.d
This prevents the mounting of /usr off a remote system and voilates the
*** Bug 62991 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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Still an issue in FC5
/usr/lib/sasl2/smtp.conf still exists.
/usr/lib/sasl2/smtp.conf (and /usr/lib/sasl/smtp.conf) are installed by the
postfix package, not cyrus-sasl.
Also, the file /usr/lib/sasl2/Sendmail.conf is installed by the sendmail package.
The following changelog entry for cyrus-sasl indicates that if those
applications move the config files, they will be found by cyrus-sasl:
2006-04-19 Alexey Melnikov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* configure.in: Search for application configuration
files in /usr/lib/sasl2 by default and fall back to
/etc/sasl2 if not found.