problem building on centos 8 (8.3 kernel)

steve at steve at
Thu Jan 7 18:23:11 EET 2021

Hi,Yes, a whole subdir "dovecot" in /usr/lib64 with files. The actual so.0 file is a link to an so.0.0.0 file.I was able to successfully build test run the source rpm from qmailtoaster 2.3.11.I'm building from source because I have a patch I want to apply. My suspicion is the problem is config. related given the odd lsb_release issue that happens right at the start of the build.I've tried to review the spec files for differences, qmailtoaster 2.3.11 vs 2.3.13 but the differences are significant.SteveSent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device------ Original message------From: Aki TuomiDate: Thu, Jan 7, 2021 3:10 AMTo: steve at;dovecot at;Cc: Subject:Re: problem building on centos 8 (8.3 kernel)> On 07/01/2021 03:57 steve at wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm converting from qmailtoaster/vpopmail build.
> When I try to build dovecot-2.3.13-2.src.rpm for centos 8.3 the first thing I run into is this:
> + sed -i 's|/etc/ssl|/etc/pki/dovecot|' doc/
> + '[' -e buildinfo.commit ']'
> ++ head -1 buildinfo.commit
> + COMMIT=89f716dc2ec7362864a368d32533184b55fb7831
> ++ /bin/sh /home/build/rpmbuild/SOURCES/lsb_release -is
> /bin/sh: /home/build/rpmbuild/SOURCES/lsb_release: No such file or directory
> + ID=
> error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.WFaLYQ (%build)
> RPM build errors:
>     Macro expanded in comment on line 455: %{_libdir}/dovecot/settings
>     Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.WFaLYQ (%build)
> I can get past this with an edit to the dovecot.spec file (removing sourcedir):
> if [ -e "buildinfo.commit" ]; then
>    COMMIT=`head -1 buildinfo.commit`
>    ID=`/bin/sh %̶{̶_̶s̶o̶u̶r̶c̶e̶d̶i̶r̶}̶/̶lsb_release -is`
>    RELEASE=`/bin/sh %̶{̶_̶s̶o̶u̶r̶c̶e̶d̶i̶r̶}̶/̶lsb_release -rs`
>    CODENAME=`/bin/sh %̶{̶_̶s̶o̶u̶r̶c̶e̶d̶i̶r̶}̶/̶lsb_release -cs`
>    ARCH=`arch`
> fi
> The RPM builds but it fails to run with this message in the logs:
> Jan  6 20:52:11
 beta1 systemd[1]: Starting Dovecot IMAP/POP3 email server...
> Jan  6 20:52:11 beta1 systemd[1]: Started Dovecot IMAP/POP3 email server.
> Jan  6 20:52:11 beta1 dovecot[356909]: /usr/sbin/dovecot: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object 
> file: No such file or directory
> Jan  6 20:52:11 beta1 systemd[1]: dovecot.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=127/n/a
> Jan  6 20:52:11 beta1 systemd[1]: dovecot.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
> Any ideas what I have going wrong?
> Also, a side question, when I build the rpm it's not running the extensive tests that the old qmailtoaster source rpm used to run. I've 
> looked through the spec file and I don't really see where to turn that back on.
> Sorry if any of this is stupid, but I'm new to building directly from the dovecot repo.
> Steve

I think the file is installed under /usr/lib64/, so check

ldd /usr/lib64/

Is there some reason you are
 building the rpms yourself?

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