[Dovecot] deliver and cloning file permissions

Alexander 'Leo' Bergolth leo at strike.wu.ac.at
Sun Feb 14 01:03:13 EET 2010

On 02/13/2010 09:28 PM, Pascal Volk wrote:
> On 02/13/2010 02:57 PM Alexander 'Leo' Bergolth wrote:
>> I'd like to use deliver (dovecot-1.2.10) as LDA to deliver mails to my
>> local users on my postfix-system.
>> However, deliver tries to copy the filesystem permissions of the
>> mail-spool-files to the user's index files, which doesn't work, since
>> the files in /var/mail/ belong to the group 'mail'.
>> Feb 13 00:21:19 leo-x61 dovecot: deliver(leo):
>> fchown(/home/leo/mail/.imap/INBOX/dovecot.index.log.newlock, -1,
>> 12(mail)) failed: Operation not permitted (egid=100(users), group based
>> on /var/mail/leo)
>> Is there any workaround?
> Hm, what about a 'better solution'? Using Maildir.
> Dovecot: dovecot.conf²
> 	mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir

Unfortunately switching from mbox to maildir is not an option.

Btw. I don't see the solution. If the inbox is still /var/mail/<user>
and is still group-owned by "mail", dovecot will still have the same
problems cloning the group-permissions to ~/Maildir.

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