[Dovecot] Dovecot and multiple instances in Geentoo

Wolfram Schlich lists at wolfram.schlich.org
Thu Apr 17 19:16:37 EEST 2008

* Wojciech Matys <mcom at koba.pl> [2008-04-17 15:43]:
> Is there any possiblity to run more than one instance of dovecot in gentoo
> (I was trying to run second instance but I don't know how to force it to
> use other pid file than /var/run/dovecot/master.pid)
> I'm using dovecot from portage dovecot-1.0.13-r1.


I am currently maintaining Dovecot at Gentoo. I've just committed
dovecot-1.1_rc4-r1 which supports running multiple instances.

To set up a new instance, just do this:

# cp /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf /etc/dovecot/dovecot.special.conf
# sed -i -e 's#/var/run/dovecot#/var/run/dovecot.special#g' \
# install -d -o root -g root -m 0755 /var/run/dovecot.special
# vim /etc/dovecot/dovecot.special.conf # <-- adjust IPs etc.
# ln -s dovecot /etc/init.d/dovecot.special
# /etc/init.d/dovecot.special start
# rc-update add dovecot.special default
# echo hooray

You may of course just copy over the new init script
to make your 1.0 installation support multiple instances.

Please note you have to wait some time for the changes to make
it to your favorite rsync mirror.

Have fun! :)
Wolfram Schlich <wschlich at gentoo.org>
Gentoo Linux * http://dev.gentoo.org/~wschlich/

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