[Dovecot] Maildir permissions and Solr re-indexing

Michael Welsh Duggan mwd at md5i.com
Mon Jul 29 19:12:16 EEST 2013

I should have mentioned:  dovecot 2.1.7 from Debian unstable.

Michael Welsh Duggan <mwd at md5i.com> writes:

> I am running a very small dovecot installation with only one user (me).
> I use the Solr indexer for indexing.  Due to complicated reasons, I was
> forced to remove all the indexes and need to re-index everything.
> All the files in my Maildir are owned by md5i:mail (I am md5i), and have
> 660 permissions.  All directories have the same user:group permissions,
> and 770 with the setguid bit set.  (That last may not be necessary, but
> I was trying several things to get my use case to work.)
> Unfortunately, I can't seem to get re-indexing to work.  When I do
> "doveadm fts rescan -A" as root, I get the following error for each of my
> subgroups:
> doveadm(md5i): Error:
> fchown(/home/md5i/Maildir/.mail.test/dovecot.index.log.newlock,
> group=8(mail)) failed: Operation not permitted (egid=1000(md5i), group
> based on /home/md5i/Maildir/.mail.test - see
> http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Errors/ChgrpNoPerm)
> After this, each directory has a dovecot.index.log with md5i:md5i 600
> permissions. 
> I've read the mentioned page, and played around with the ideas on it,
> but haven't gotten things to work.  Anyone have any clue to ship my way?

Michael Welsh Duggan
(md5i at md5i.com)

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