[Dovecot] Inbox weirdness
ivazquez at ivazquez.net
Thu Sep 1 17:04:07 EEST 2005
On Thu, 1 Sep 2005, Steffen Kaiser wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Sep 2005, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:
>> I recently had a system crash and my inbox became inaccessible via IMAP.
>> ls -ld /var/spool/mail
>> drwxrwxr-x 2 root mail 4096 Sep 1 07:54 /var/spool/mail
>> ls -l /var/spool/mail/ignacio
>> -rw-rw---- 1 ignacio mail 7222021 Sep 1 07:54 /var/spool/mail/ignacio
>> imap(ignacio): Error: open(/var/mail/ignacio.lock) failed: Permission
> ^^^^^^^^^ Do you have a symlink /var/mail ->
> /var/spool/mail ?
Ah, yes, it's there.
ls -l /var/mail
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Jun 23 08:11 /var/mail -> spool/mail
> Did you forgot to adjust default_mail_env = ?
I didn't have a value in there before, but setting it to
"mbox:~/mail/:INBOX=/var/spool/mail/%u" allowed it to show the inbox, so
obviously dovecot's detection broke somehow.
> Is dovecot running with group mail?
No, it's running as root.
I think I can take it from here, but if anyone has any ideas as to how to
fix the detection I'm willing to listen.
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