[Dovecot] dovecot 2.0beta3 installation

Renaud Allard renaud at allard.it
Wed Mar 17 22:09:02 EET 2010


I tried to install dovecot 2.0 beta3 and deliver seems to look for its 
config file in unusual places.
In my exim logs, I get:
010-03-17 13:39:24 [31257] 1NrsWt-0004T0-1K <email at example.com>: 
dovecot_delivery transport output: lda: Fatal: User lookup failed: 
net_connect_unix(/opt/dovecot/etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf) failed: No such 
file or directory
2010-03-17 13:39:24 [31257] 1NrsWt-0004T0-1K == email at example.com 
(email at example.com) <email at example.com> R=local_user T=dovecot_delivery 
defer (0): Child process of dovecot_delivery transport returned 75 
(could mean temporary error) from command: 

Dovecot have been started with the following command:
/opt/dovecot/sbin/dovecot -F -c /etc/dovecot/dovecot2.conf
Furthermore, it has been compiled with:
--prefix=/opt/dovecot --sysconfdir=/etc
I don't see why it searches for /opt/dovecot/etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf

Also, I didn't really find out how to convert the v1.2 config snippet:
auth default {
   mechanisms = digest-md5 cram-md5 ntlm login plain
   passdb passwd-file {
     args = /etc/cram.pwd
   userdb passwd {
   userdb passwd-file {
     args = /etc/passwd
   socket listen {
     client {
       path = /var/run/dovecot/auth-client
       mode = 0666
   user = exim

I tried the following, but it does not seem to work as I get an 
authentication socket protocol error

service auth {
   unix_listener /var/run/dovecot/auth-client {
     mode = 0666

Thanks for you help

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