[Dovecot] Temporary files

Daniel L. Miller dmiller at amfes.com
Thu Jul 15 18:54:48 EEST 2010

On 7/15/2010 1:27 AM, Thomas Leuxner wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:53:48PM -0500, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
>> Don't rely on an existing temp directory.  Create /var/spool/dovecot/ and
>> /var/spool/dovecot/tmp/ with the installation script and assign the
>> appropriate permissions.  This solves the current problem and gives you a
>> dedicated dovecot spool directory to use in the future for other
>> functions/features.
> +1
+2.  Right from the FHS section -

"/var/spool contains data which is awaiting some kind of later 
processing. Data in /var/spool represents work to be done in the future 
(by a program, user, or administrator); often data is deleted after it 
has been processed."

Having a configuration parameter as well is always good - but make 
/var/spool/dovecot the default.

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