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

Alan McGinlay - SICS alanm at sics.se
Fri Dec 13 14:14:50 EET 2013

On 2013-12-13 01:10, Joseph Tam wrote:
> Alan McGinlay wrote:
> Can't believe I'm the only one with this error, googled it and there 
> is
> nothing. Sorry to whine but I am getting desperate here!
> I googled "safe_mkstemp permission denied" and first hit is this 
> thread
> 	dovecot.org/list/dovecot/2010-August/052319.html

Hah! thank you so much, I have been pretty stressed the past week or so 
and of course I googled it, my brain must have been mushed however :)

> which mentions this error coming about from chrooting users.  Looking 
> back
> on your post, I see
> 	http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot/2013-December/093900.html
> 	mail_chroot = /var/vmail

It makes immediate sense when you mention the chroot! Annoying that 
dsync and the chroot wont work together however

> As long as your desperate, maybe try leaving this setting empty?

Yep, this worked once I changed the maildir location to include 

> (This doesn't explain why it's not deterministic though.)   Try
> process traces -- I do when I'm stumped.
> Joseph Tam <jtam.home at gmail.com>

Thanks! This is a really helpful mailing list!

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