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

Tommy Wareing tommyw at ntlworld.com
Wed Jul 10 16:22:50 EEST 2013

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 08:42:20AM -0400, Tom Talpey wrote:
> 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.

I may end up with a "real" operating system yet. But I've only had the 
box for a fortnight, so it seems a little early for gutting it so 
completely ;)

Yes, I've got dovecot and dovenull users. In fact (just to check), 
doveconf for 2.0.21 complains if dovenull's not there:
doveconf: Error: default_login_user doesn't exist: dovenull
doveconf: Fatal: Error in configuration file /opt/etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf: default_login_user doesn't exist: dovenull

Interestingly, it doesn't complain about the absence of dovecot.

(I'll put 'em back now ;-)

Tommy Wareing

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