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

S JList sjlist at heidelberg.edu
Mon Aug 7 17:43:31 EEST 2006

P.S. More info on my earlier post...I had gone directly from RC2 -> 
RC6.    So I wondered if the problem had been introduced sometime 
between the two.  I just now compiled RC5, and it does -not- exhibit the 
problem below for me.  So it seems to be something new in RC6 given my 


S JList

S JList wrote:
> Greetings.
> 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 /var/log/maillog:
> 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 down
> 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.
> TIA.
> S JList
> sjlist at heidelberg.edu

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