[Dovecot] failed to start

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Mon Aug 28 01:13:22 EEST 2006

Don Citarella wrote:
> Hello,
> i saw you posted on dovecot.org and was hoping you could assist with a 
> problem i have with dovecot.
> I installed the attached file to webmin and clicked it said it installed 
> correctly:
> Dovecot IMAP/POP3 Server in /usr/libexec/webmin/dovecot (372 kB) under 
> category Servers


It appears all you did was install the webmin module for Dovecot.

The application itself is a totally separate program, which you have to 
install yourself, usually with the package manager that your distro uses.

> I clicked the link and then clicked "Start Dovecot Server" from the 
> webmin panel and got this error:
>       Failed to start Dovecot :
> I assume this means a file is missing. My config file looks like this:
> dovecot=/usr/sbin/dovecot
> dovecot_config=/etc/dovecot.conf
> init_script=dovecot
> pid_file=/var/run/dovecot/master.pid
> There doesn't appear to be a dovecot directory in:
> etc/rc.d/init.d/
> Perhaps that's the issue?
> I'm running Redhat Linux 4. Can you assist in any way? Any help is most 
> appreciated. Thanks,
> Don


Best regards,


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