[Dovecot] problem with master db and dovecot-2.0.beta3

Oliver Eales jester at arcor.de
Wed Mar 17 13:34:49 EET 2010

Timo Sirainen wrote:
>> auth: Fatal: Master passdb can't have pass=yes if there are no passdbs
>> master: Error: service(auth): command startup failed, throttling
> I fixed that a few days ago in hg.
The original error is gone but it is still not working for me. Now i get
in the debug log:

Mar 17 12:06:50 auth: Info: passdb(masteruser at vodafone.de,::1,master):
Attempted master login with no master passdbs (trying to log in as user:
1000000000032 at vodafone.de)

With 1.2.x it is working, but not with current 2.0-hg-10937
excerpt from dovecot -n

# 2.0.beta3: /usr/local/etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
# OS: Linux x86_64 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
auth_debug = yes
auth_default_realm = vodafone.de
auth_master_user_separator = *
auth_mechanisms = plain login
auth_socket_path = /usr/local/var/run/dovecot/auth-userdb
auth_verbose = yes
disable_plaintext_auth = no
log_path = /var/log/dovecot.log
passdb {
  args = /usr/local/etc/dovecot/passwd.masterusers
  driver = passwd-file
  master = yes
  pass = yes
passdb {
  args = /usr/local/etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf
  driver = ldap

And working 1.2.11 config:

# 1.2.11: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
# OS: Linux i686 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
auth default:
  default_realm: vodafone.de
  cache_size: 16
  user: ngmail
  master_user_separator: *
  verbose: yes
  debug: yes
    driver: passwd-file
    args: /etc/dovecot/passwd.masterusers
    pass: yes
    master: yes
    driver: ldap
    args: /etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf
    driver: ldap
    args: /etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf

Is there something wrong with the config for the 2.0 ?

Regards and thanks!
Oliver Eales

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