[Dovecot] Feature Request - starting dovecot, config file behavior

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Fri Apr 18 13:43:37 EEST 2008

Hey Timo,

I was wondering how much trouble it would be to again emulate the way 
postfix does something - in this case, the way it reads its config file 
when starting up.

Current behavior:

If postfix encounters the same setting defined more than once, the last 
one wins.

If dovecot encounters the same setting defined more than once it gives 
an error (also when using the 'dovecot -n' command).

I like to add all of my changes to the very bottom of the config file, 
but otherwise leave the config file as is... this makes it very easy 
when updating - I can easily keep all of the new default config file, 
and simply merge my customizations at the end.

So - how hard would it be to make dovecot simply accept the last defined 
setting read, instead of refusing to start?

Thanks much, and glad to have you back in action!


Best regards,


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