[Dovecot] Dsync error: Couldn't drop privileges: getgrnam

Alan McGinlay - SICS alanm at sics.se
Sun Dec 8 23:08:50 EET 2013

Actually I do, /var/vmail (contains virtual domain mailboxes) is owned 
by vmail:vmail

On 2013-12-08 21:49, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On 5.12.2013, at 22.18, Alan McGinlay - SICS <alanm at sics.se> wrote:
> mail_privileged_group = vmail
> ..
> mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir
> ..
> dsync(alantestuser at whatever.com): Error: user 
> alantestuser at whatever.com: Couldn't drop privileges: getgrnam(vmail) 
> failed: No such file or directory (in mail_privileged_group setting)
> You don’t have vmail group in your system? Either create it or remove
> this setting. Most likely you want to remove it, since this setting
> was meant only for mbox format, while you’re using maildir.

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