Installation guide

Target Platform

As part of improving maintainability and sustainability of the code this project defines a target platform specification and a minimum language standard beginning with version v2.4.0. As a platform specification the target is POSIX.1-2008 <>. The code requires a C99/C11 compatible compiler optimally with GNU extensions available. Currently glibc 2.17 is assumed to be the lowest supported C Standard library version, although others (e.g. older versions or musl) might work as well.

For the following OS/distributions OX Dovecot Pro packages are automatically built:

  • CentOS 7

  • Debian 10 (“Buster”)

  • Debian 11 (“Bullseye”)

  • RHEL 8

  • Ubuntu 20

  • Amazon Linux 2

Others - especially BSD derivatives (e.g. FreeBSD, OpenBSD, macOS, etc.) - are maintained on a best-effort base only.