[Dovecot] Services not starting in 2.1 (or 2.2)

Tom Talpey tom at talpey.com
Wed Jul 10 15:42:20 EEST 2013

On 7/10/2013 8:09 AM, Tommy Wareing wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 06:33:55AM -0400, Charles Marcus wrote:
>> On 2013-07-10 5:28 AM, Tommy Wareing <tommyw at ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>> I'm trying to install Dovecot onto my QNAP NAS.

Did you create the "dovenull" user, which is needed by 2.1+? I ran
dovecot 2.1.7 on my stock SS-439 quite successfully, until I completely
gave up on the QNAP firmware and reinstalled it with Ubuntu.

Anyway, try this, which worked for me back on QNAP 3.7.x:

   /bin/adduser -DHS -g "XDove user" -h /tmp -s /bin/false dovecot
   /bin/adduser -DHS -g "XDove user" -h /tmp -s /bin/false dovenull
   <start dovecot etc>


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