[Dovecot] RC6 startup failure: "Login prcess died too early"

S JList sjlist at heidelberg.edu
Mon Aug 7 17:25:52 EEST 2006


I have been running Dovecot-1.0rc2 on a test server for the last couple 
of weeks.  No problems.  However, when I installed RC6 this morning, 
Dovecot refused to launch completely.  Here's the relevant snippet from 

Aug  7 10:08:36 mercury dovecot: Dovecot v1.0.rc6 starting up
Aug  7 10:08:37 mercury dovecot: Login process died too early - shutting 
Aug  7 10:08:37 mercury dovecot: child 26127 (login) killed with signal 11
Aug  7 10:08:37 mercury dovecot: child 26128 (login) killed with signal 11

Both RC2 and RC6 compiled cleanly with "--with-pop3d".  For reasons 
beyond my control, I have to set

protocols disable_plaintext_auth ssl_disable 
I do have a valid /etc/pam.d/dovecot file (we're using PAM).  I made 
certain that the localized settings for /usr/local/etc/dovecot.conf 
matched what they were in RC2 for RC6.  (I did use the RC6 
dovecot-example.conf as source for RC6, then made the local changes.  I 
also tried testing RC6 with my old RC2 config file--same failure).

So, RC2 starts just fine.  RC6 fails to start with the messages logged 
above.  Can anyone give me any pointers?  RHEL (Linux Kernel 
2.6.9-34.0.2.ELsmp), built from source, nothing out-of-the-ordinary.  
Right now, I've reverted back to RC2.

S JList
sjlist at heidelberg.edu

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