[Dovecot] error log?
shiva at sewingwitch.com
Tue May 25 18:28:43 EEST 2004
--On Tuesday, May 25, 2004 4:40 PM +0200 Marten Lehmann <lehmann at cnm.de>
> for some reason dovecot doesn't start up. I'm using the default values in
> dovecot.conf, just changed the login_user, disabled ssl and ran
> sbin/dovecot, but nothing happens. No error's, I can't find any logs, no
> daemon anywhere, no ports bound... I don't know where to look and
> whatfor. I compiled with --enable-debug, but there's no extra output. Any
Dovecot logs to the mail facility with syslog. Look in /etc/syslog.conf to
see which file that logs to. On Red Hat systems (including Fedora), that's
Also, when trying to figure out where a system logs to, I go to /var/log
right after the event and enter "ls -lt | head". This lists the most recent
log files that were written to. Then, for each of those files, enter (for
example) "tail -50 maillog" to list 50 lines at the end of maillog.
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