postfix, dovecot, mysql

Scott Haneda talklists at
Thu Apr 23 02:49:25 PDT 2009

I have been making some progress on this.  Doc'ing it as I go, so I  
can ideally give back to that wiki page something a little more  

On start of postfix, I get two errors:
root at catalyst:/opt/local/etc/postfix/ $postfix start
postsuper: warning: bogus file name: maildrop/.turd_postfix
postfix/postfix-script: warning: not owned by _postfix: /opt/local/var/ 
postfix/postfix-script: starting the Postfix mail system

Seems to start ok, and I can change the permissions to solve it.  Is  
there any harm in deleting the poop?  I think those tell ports to not  
delete a directory, so by doing so, I could break something later on  
down the road?

Should this be filed as a ticket to make sure those permissions get  
set correctly?

On Apr 22, 2009, at 7:03 PM, Scott Haneda wrote:

> Hello, I have been trying for a few weeks on and off, and solid a  
> few days to get a working postfix, dovecot system with macports,  
> using mysql for auth.
> Has anyone gotten this up and running?  I believe I am stuck on the  
> fact that I need sasl support in postfix and dovecot.  I believe the  
> current postfix and dovecot ports are not going to allow this to work.
> The closest I can find ports related is 
>  which is pretty out of date.
> The rest of the data out there is pretty non OS X specific, and I  
> believe the differences are getting me stuck.  This one is  
> particularly problematic is you can not entirely step through it one  
> port at a time, since all the parts tend to hook into each other one  
> way or another.
> Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

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