Dovecot and Postfix - dovecot doesn't create sockets

Bernd Weber weber.bernd at
Fri Jun 13 16:24:29 UTC 2014

Oh sorry. I didn't see that it was a question. We ve got a ROOT-Server. 
I decided for SuSe 13.1 as operating system. The basic configuration has
the package  libselinux1 installed. After your post I installed with 
zypper selinux-tools in the hope they come with a utility for checking 
whats going on.

Besides in /var/spool/postfix/private are sockets with owner 
postfix:postfix -

Am 13.06.2014 16:02, schrieb Reindl Harald:
> Am 13.06.2014 15:53, schrieb Bernd Weber:
>> Thank you very much for your advice, but that error of postfx I got from the error-log. Dovecot doesn't complain.
>> It only doesn't create the sockets, I have in the service section of 10-master.conf
>> Am 13.06.2014 15:36, schrieb Bernd Petrovitsch:
>>> On Fre, 2014-06-13 at 11:54 +0200, Bernd Weber wrote:
>>> [...]
>>>> Problem: Sockets /var/spool/postfix/private/auth and
>>>> /var/spool/postfix/private/dovecot-lmtp are not created
>>>> The only error message I get comes from postfix: no auth (SASL) founhd.
>>>> Takes np wonder, the s ockets don't exist. Any help is welcome.
>>> Look in the log files for the error message
> you still did not answer if you have SELinux or something like that
> running or how your FS permissions recursive down from /var/spool
> are - something just prevents dovecot to create the files which
> is not dovecot itself
> i googled that for you:

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