[Dovecot] Dovecot rc12 on Mandriva 2007.0 woes

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Tue Nov 7 21:38:09 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 22:19 +0100, Egbert Jan wrote:
> Hi list!    (cc to Jerome of Mandriva.org)
> I'm fighting to get dovecot rc12 working on Mandriva 2007.0 with Postfix
> 2.3.3. Postfix works fine for both system and virtual users. Mail is
> delivered in the correct Maildirs. System users have /home/user/Maildir/ and
> virtual users have /home/virtual/domain.tld/user/.
> I think I've build and installed correct rpm's using the Cooker src.rpm (by
> Jerome) for rc7 modified by me for rc12.
> My problem is to get a working dovecot.conf file. Apart from all relocated
> file locations in Mandriva (/usr instead of /usr/local and other less
> obvious changes), 

There's no need to change the paths since they're commented out, and the
defaults are the ones where Mandriva placed them.

> I want to use imap (and later imaps) with local real
> system users. I'm completely lost here. Whatever I think is right syntax in
> dovecot.conf, is immediately leading to problems. Dovecot refuses to start.

How about giving the exact error message? Much easier to help you then.

> The doc in the dovecot.conf is rather chaotic, imho. Could somebody give me
> a WORKING example of the userdb and passdb setting for ordinary imap to the
> Maildir in /home/user of an ordinairy system user, please? 

The default config file should work without any changes for you. I think
your problem is elsewhere.
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