Dovecot and Postfix - dovecot doesn't create sockets

Bernd Weber weber.bernd at
Sat Jun 14 10:07:40 UTC 2014

Thank you very much, Bernd, for your good advice. Though I know strace,
strange enough, I hadn't the idea myself to use it.
But what's stranger: to run dovecot under strace I stopped everythin and
didn't start strace with: service dovecot start, but directly, an oh
miracle, the sockets are created.
I didn't test yet if they work, but we will see.

When I find some time, I will trace the failure. And, oh shame, I
mustrusted dovecot.



On 13.06.2014 16:22, Bernd Petrovitsch wrote:
> On Fre, 2014-06-13 at 15:53 +0200, Bernd Weber wrote:
>> 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
> There should be more somewhere with "permission denied" or similar
> somewhere - the more useful programs log everything possibly strange.
> Additionally you could start 'dovecot' under "strace" - e.g. `strace -o
> dovecot.strace ...` and look for the socket() sys-calls for an error.
> 	Bernd

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