[Dovecot] dovecot dead but subsys locked: auth process died to early, error 127

mouss mouss at ml.netoyen.net
Mon Mar 15 01:01:15 EET 2010

Andy Yen a écrit :
> I am having trouble starting up dovecot on my RHEL5 server.
> When starting the dovecot service, I get:
> dovecot dead but subsys locked

To force dovecot startup, then look for the lock file under
/var/lock/subsys/ and delete it. then start doevcot again (using RH
startup script I mean).

> Looking into the mail logs, I find:
> dovecot: Auth process died too early - shutting down
> dovecot: child 4165 (auth) returned error 127
> Does anybody know how I can fix this?

For that, I guess you need to provide more infos to the list.

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