[Dovecot] Dovecot DELIVER

Bruce Bodger bbodger at bodcon.com
Wed May 16 15:59:07 EEST 2007

On May 16, 2007, at 8:44 AM, Bruce Bodger wrote:

>> On Wed, 2007-05-16 at 08:14 -0400, Bruce Bodger wrote:
>>> I set /var/mail to sticky...
>>> drwxrwxr-t   10 root    mail     340 May 16 08:11 mail
>> You have to make it world-writable also. I'll update the wiki to  
>> mention
>> that too.
> That may present a problem, Timo, as postfix's "local" LDA wants  
> exclusivity on the files in /var/mail.
> May 16 08:34:11 G518X2 postfix/local[26583]: 7E613630295:  
> to=<me at example.com>, orig_to=<me at example.com>, relay=local,  
> delay=581, status=deferred (cannot access mailbox /var/mail/bb for  
> user bb. unable to lock for exclusive access: Resource temporarily  
> unavailable)
> I realize that the intent here is to have Dovecot's LDA replace  
> Postfix's but it would seem logical if their behaviors (and  
> expectations regarding directories) were in sync.

Never mind.  The contention (above) was due to an earlier failed  
attempt.  I have made /var/mail world writable and sticky and now all  
is well.

Thank you, Timo.

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