Just a quick note on the progression I’m making to get the mailserver components working on Leopard. At first I thought it would be simple, just recompile the lot and be done with it. But as most of you might have noticed, a lot has changed under the hood for Leopard. most notably was the removal of all the netinfo stuff and replacing it with dscl.

I’ve got the basic stuff working with some workarounds but still need to test SSL, maildrop and DSpam. But to reveal some of the stuff that needs to be done in a different here are some of the changes to be made in the documentation:

Postfix has no changes to the install instructions.

Instead of niutil to create the vmail user we use dscl:

sudo dscl . -create /Users/_vmail
sudo dscl . -create /Users/_vmail UserShell /usr/bin/false
sudo dscl . -create /Users/_vmail UniqueID 102
sudo dscl . -create /Users/_vmail PrimaryGroupID 102
sudo dscl . -create /Users/_vmail NFSHomeDirectory /var/empty
sudo dscl . -passwd /Users/_vmail ”

To compile courier-auth you need this line added to the configure fase:

./configure --with-authmysql \
--without-authpam \
--with-mysql-libs=/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql \

IMAP 4.3.0 compiles without a problem, but won’t run properly yet. I’ve got IMAP 4.2.1 working without any change in how you need to compile it. Update: tried it again and it all works, my mistake! Sorry…

On to the next item on the todo list, will keep you posted on my progress.