[Dovecot] Dovecot fails after updating MySQL

Jerry dovecot.user at seibercom.net
Tue Jan 11 02:19:15 EET 2011

I just updated MySQL to Server version: 5.5.8 on my FreeBSD-8.2 system.
Now Dovecot refuses to run. Prior to this, dovecot had been running for several
years without a problem.

This is the output of "dovecot -n"

# 1.2.16: /usr/local/etc/dovecot.conf
# OS: FreeBSD 8.2-PRERELEASE amd64  ufs
log_path: /var/log/dovecot.log
login_dir: /var/run/dovecot/login
login_executable: /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap-login
verbose_proctitle: yes
first_valid_uid: 1000
first_valid_gid: 1000
mail_privileged_group: mail
mail_location: maildir:/var/mail/vhost/seibercom.net/gerard
mail_plugins: expire
imap_client_workarounds: delay-newmail netscape-eoh tb-extra-mailbox-sep
  postmaster_address: postmaster at seibercom.net
  mail_plugins: sieve
  sieve_global_path: /usr/local/etc/dovecot/sieve/gerard.sieve
  sendmail_path: /usr/sbin/sendmail
auth default:
  mechanisms: plain login digest-md5 cram-md5
  username_format: %Lu
  verbose: yes
  debug: yes
  debug_passwords: yes
    driver: sql
    args: /usr/local/etc/dovecot-sql.conf
    driver: sql
    args: /usr/local/etc/dovecot-sql.conf
    type: listen
      path: /var/run/dovecot/auth-client
      mode: 432
      path: /var/run/dovecot/auth-master
      mode: 384
      user: vmail
      group: vmail
  expire: Trash 2 Spam/* 2
  expire_dict: proxy::expire
  expire: mysql:/usr/local/etc/dovecot-dict-expire.conf

The /var/run/dovecot directory looks like this:

drwxr-xr-x   3 root   wheel     512B 2011-01-10 18:49:44 EST ./
drwxr-xr-x  15 root   wheel     1.0K 2011-01-10 18:49:37 EST ../
srw-rw----   1 root   wheel       0B 2011-01-10 18:49:37 EST auth-client=
srw-------   1 vmail  vmail       0B 2011-01-10 18:49:37 EST auth-master=
srw-------   1 root   wheel       0B 2011-01-10 18:49:37 EST auth-worker.34781=
srwxrwxrwx   1 root   wheel       0B 2011-01-10 18:49:37 EST dict-server=
lrwx------   1 root   wheel      27B 2011-01-10 18:49:37 EST
dovecot.conf@ -> /usr/local/etc/dovecot.conf
drwxr-x---   2 root   dovecot   512B 2011-01-10 18:49:37 EST login/
-rw-------   1 root   wheel       6B 2011-01-10 18:49:37 EST master.pid

This is the log file output, updated every second (snippet)

Jan 10 18:42:11 dovecot: Info: Dovecot v1.2.16 starting up
Jan 10 18:42:11 dovecot: Error: child 34517 (auth-worker) killed with
signal 11 (core not dumped)
Jan 10 18:42:11 dovecot: Error: child 34521 (auth-worker) killed with
signal 11 (core not dumped)

I have tried deleting and rebuilding dovecot without success. I am at a
lose to figure out what the problem is.

Jerry ✌
Dovecot.user at seibercom.net

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