Error when starting Dovecot

Steve Matzura number6 at
Fri Jun 12 15:24:39 UTC 2015

After applying some changes to 10-master.conf as detailed at I receive the
following when trying to start:

doveconf: Fatal: Error in configuration file
line 49: Expecting '{'

I'm trying to enable LMTP. The instructions say:

Socket configuration

The actual socket is configured in /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-master.conf.
The LMTP service can be bound to both INET or Unix sockets. In this
example a Unix socket is placed inside the Postfix spool with
appropriate permissions set: 

service lmtp {
 unix_listener /var/spool/postfix/private/dovecot-lmtp {
   group = postfix
   mode = 0600
   user = postfix

I copied this block and placed it in my copy of 10-master.conf. Line
49 is the first line of this block, and there's clearly a left-brace
there. The braces match, too. Thoughts?

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