[Dovecot] Cannot create auth-master file

Pascal Volk user+dovecot at localhost.localdomain.org
Tue Mar 9 18:50:53 EET 2010

On 03/09/2010 05:02 PM Greg Frith wrote:
> Hi all,
> Sorry, I thought a migration to /etc/dovecot/dovecot-postfix.conf would do the trick, but it would appear (after several hours of grappling with a new problem) that 'something' is still reading configuration information from /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf.
> Essentially I've been having problems getting dovecot to deliver mail to the correct location using mail_location and the 'userdb static' arg parameter.  I finally deduce that no matter what I change I cannot get the mail delivered to the correct location, and in fact, after inserting a load of bogus values, mail would still arrive without problem at /home/vmail/%d/%n/.  It turns out that 'something', I'm guessing maybe /usr/lib/dovecot/deliver is reading configuration from /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf, and not the -postfix.conf variant which I am now trying to maintain.  
> I've checked the Ubuntu Server documentation for dovecot which makes all references to dovecot.conf and never to dovecot-postfix.conf.  Maybe I should be looking at documentation for the combined postfix/dovecot package, but I haven't found this anywhere.
> Essentially, can anyone either explain to me how the two files are meant to work in harmony together, or confirm that I won't cause myself any problems further down the line by removing dovecot-postfix.conf?
> Sorry to bug the list with such amateurish questions :-).

a) Please file a bug report in the Unbuntu bug tracking system.
b) in master.cf change:
      … argv=/path/2/dovecot/deliver -f ${sender} …
      … argv=/path/2/dovecot/deliver -c /path/to/config -f ${sender} …

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