[Dovecot] pop3 gives a permission denied error on chdir

Kenneth Gonsalves lawgon at au-kbc.org
Tue May 26 08:54:21 EEST 2009

On Monday 25 May 2009 23:00:46 Timo Sirainen wrote:
> >> were you able to detect anything? I am still stuck with the problem.
> >
> > Well, strace says what Dovecot also says:
> >
> > 5598  chdir("/home/vmail/example.com/john") = -1 EACCES (Permission  
> > denied)
> I can't really give any more suggestions. It should either be a  
> directory permission problem somewhere or SELinux or something. You  
> could maybe temporarily try installing v1.2 and see what it logs as  
> the error. It should tell what exactly is missing.

SELinux is not installed, and since dovecot is able to write to the concerned 
directory when delivering mail, I do not think it is a permission problem. I 
think the error message is somehow wrong - I will install v1.2 and try again.
Kenneth Gonsalves

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