[Dovecot] Dovecot lda woes

Brad nospam at bradphinney.com
Tue Feb 21 02:53:37 EET 2006

Having some painful problems with the dovecot lda and getting it to 
(a).  Just work
(b).  Work with sendmail

This is how I have dovecot setup (appropriate dovecot.conf snippets

protocol lda {

	module_dir = /usr/local/lib/dovecot/lda
	postmaster_address = postmaster at bradphinney.com
	auth_socket_path = /var/run/dovecot-auth-master

auth default {

	# passwd-like file with specified location
  	passdb passwd-file {
    	# Path for passwd-file
    	args = /etc/dovecot-passdb 

 	userdb static {
   		args = uid=500 gid=500 home=/var/mail/%u
mail=mbox:/export/dovecot/%d/%u/ nice=10 	 

Here is what deliver is set up as

-rwsr-sr-x  1 dovecot dovecot 2070623 Feb 19 18:22 deliver*

I drop sendmail into debugging mode so I can at least see if it is
resolving the address correctly.  Here is my mailertable entries :

testdomain1.com dovecot:dovecot

I fire up sendmail. telnet to port 25 and see if I cant get some mail

Here is what sendmail spits out

Feb 20 18:54:18 titan sendmail[6475]: k1KNqWti006459:
to=<echo at testdomain1.com>, delay=00:01:16, xdelay=00:00:00,
mailer=dovecot, pri=120016, relay=dovecot, dsn=5.3.0, stat=unknown
mailer error 89

Not good.  On a hunch .. I change the permissions on the dovecot log to
be 777.  Now .. I get a different error ..

Feb 20 18:12:14 titan sendmail[6014]: k1KNBQ1e006006:
to=<echo at testdomain1.com>, delay=00:00:03, xdelay=00:00:00,
mailer=dovecot, pri=120012, relay=dovecot, dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred:
dovecot mailer (/usr/local/libexec/dovecot/deliver) exited with

Any ideas ?

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