[Dovecot] (mail_index_expunge): assertion failed: (!t->view->external)

Mark Lidstone mlidstone at bmtseatech.co.uk
Mon Nov 15 16:29:42 EET 2004

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone's seen anything like this?

Nov 15 14:16:13 olympic dovecot: imap-login: Login: postmaster
Nov 15 14:17:05 olympic dovecot: IMAP(postmaster): file
mail-index-transaction.c: line 247 (mail_index_expunge): assertion
failed: (!t->view->external)
Nov 15 14:17:05 olympic dovecot: child 20184 (imap) killed with signal 6
Nov 15 14:17:19 olympic dovecot: Killed with signal 15
Nov 15 14:17:19 olympic dovecot: Dovecot v1.0-test52 starting up

I'm running (as you might have guessed) test52 on Linux (i386) using
maildirs.  The client is Thunderbird.

This only appears to be happening when viewing certain mail folders in
the IMAP account.

As a temporary fix, it seems to stop happening when I delete the
".imap*" files in the affected folder, but this is hardly an ideal

If you want any debug-type information please send me "idiots guide"
type instructions as to how to do it - I'm not a software engineer  :?

Many thanks,

Mark Lidstone
IT and Network Support Administrator

BMT SeaTech Ltd
Grove House, Meridians Cross, 7 Ocean Way
Ocean Village, Southampton.  SO14 3TJ. UK
Tel: +44 (0)23 8063 5122         
Fax: +44 (0)23 8063 5144

E-Mail:  mailto:mark.lidstone at bmtseatech.co.uk
Website: www.bmtseatech.co.uk
Confidentiality Notice and Disclaimer: 
The contents of this e-mail and any attachments are intended only for
use of the e-mail addressee(s) shown. If you are not that person, or one
of those persons, you are not allowed to take any action based upon it
to copy it, forward, distribute or disclose the contents of it and you
should please delete it from your system. BMT SeaTech Limited does not
accept liability for any errors or omissions in the context of this
or its attachments which arise as a result of Internet transmission, nor
accept liability for statements which are those of the author and not
clearly made on behalf of BMT SeaTech Limited.

More information about the dovecot mailing list