[Dovecot] Dovecot under daemontools

John Peacock jpeacock at rowman.com
Thu Aug 10 17:41:07 EEST 2006

dale gallagher wrote:
> Firstly, I cannot run dovecot as an unprivileged user, as the OS moans 
> that the user doesn't have permission to write to /dev/stderr. I've had 
> a similar issue running Clamav, but a patch to Clamav resolved this? 
> This seems to be related to referencing /dev/stderr directly. Any ideas?

> log_path = /var/log/dovecot

You aren't using the correct log_path; it should be:

log_path = /dev/stderr

which *can* be written to by an unprivileged user.

> I also noticed the posts re daemontools some time ago, yet they do not 
> include any setup solutions etc - I'd appreciate details from those of 
> you who've succeeded in this regard.

Google is your friend:


I use the run file listed on that page without change and it works just 


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