[Dovecot] installing dovecot on Mac OS X

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Wed Oct 20 18:49:48 EEST 2004

On 20.10.2004, at 17:13, Alan Schmitt wrote:

> I installed dovecot using darwinports. The version installed is
> (It's running well enough to tell me that when I do a:
> sudo /opt/local/sbin/dovecot --version

That's pretty old version.

> Before trying to tweak the configuration file, I wanted first to get
> dovecot to run. When I first launched it, it told me that there was no
> dovecot user. After searching for a while, I finally found how to 
> create
> one (and a dovecot group as well), doing the following:
> sudo niutil -create / /groups/dovecot

Looks difficult, I think I just used the GUI tools :)

> zsh: bus error  sudo /opt/local/sbin/dovecot

Crashes for some reason. I'd suggest trying newer Dovecot version. I 
know the latest 1.0-tests work, although after configure you'll have to 
remove HAVE_MADVISE-line from config.h to avoid warnings about 
madvise() failures.
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