dovecot 1.1.11 vs 1.1.15

Mark Hattam mark at
Mon Jun 1 03:07:35 PDT 2009

On Mon, June 1, 2009 06:04, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On May 31, 2009, at 19:27, Mark Hattam wrote:
>> OK ... good to see the version up to date ... only problem is that
>> it doesn't run.
>> Luckily I didn't do the "uninstall inactive" after the "upgrade
>> outdated" which I normally do as a matter of course, so I'm now
>> back on 1.1.11
>> However, even 1.1.11 didn't work again initially.
>> It seemed to lose access to
>> /opt/local/var/run/dovecot/login
>> so I've chmod'd that to 777 and 1.1.11 is now able to work.
>> However, deactivating that and activating 1.1.15 is still "no joy".
> Before deactivating 1.1.11, you stop the server process, yes? And
> after activating 1.1.15 you try to start the new one? What error
> message do you get?

The error message I got trying to start 1.1.15 "manually" was that it had permission denied accessing

Having chmod'd that to 777, 1.1.11 now runs, and writes its pid in there. But 1.1.15 still can't run. I can't find
where it writes a log, not that it gets far enough to do that.

The machine had several reboots late last night as I was making sure that it had a "clean run". Previous upgrades of
dovecot appear not to have had this type of problem. Initially I was getting port 143 refused from mail clients, so
wasted a fair amount of time re-looking through dovecot's config, the passwd.dovecot file and so on, checking the
dovecot site to ensure that PLAIN was still supported etc etc etc.

I just though it rather strange that the place that it writes its pid file, which clearly used to work, suddenly
became unavailable to it through permissions.


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