Re: Can’t authenticate any users after upgrade.

Helmut K. C. Tessarek tessarek at
Fri Apr 6 06:19:23 EEST 2018

On 2018-04-05 22:14, Kevin Cummings wrote:
> OK, so I went this root, added the new file, stopped dovecot, did the
> daemon-reload, then started it up again.
> It did not work for me.  As I continued to read the other emails in this
> thread, I came to the conclusion that the Fedora configuration, as
> packaged by <> is what is broken. 
> Luckily for me, there was still a 2.2.35 version of dovecot in the
> repository, so I ended up doing the "dnf downgrade dovecot" and now I
> can read my emails again.  I'm assuming that the packager for Fedora
> will ensure that this gets fixed in the current releases.  I checked,
> and F26

Interesting, I'm still on an older Fedora release, but I used the
original Fedora spec file, which I adjusted a bit (so that it uses my
own openssl version instead of the system's, and a few other minor
tweaks), and created my own dovecot 2.3.1 package.

In any case, the changes I described fixed it for me.

I don't think the Fedora packager even knows about the PAM configuration
issue, otherwise he would have written a patch, but there's nothing in
git master of the dovecot package repo.

I've opend a bug with Fedora:

  K. C.

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