dovecot 1.1.11 vs 1.1.15 ... 1.1.16 works fine
mark at dxradio.demon.co.uk
Wed Jun 3 09:53:48 PDT 2009
On 1 Jun 2009, at 23:59, Mark Hattam wrote:
> On 1 Jun 2009, at 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 outdated" which I normally do as a matter of course, so I'm now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
>>> 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?
> Tried again this evening ... deactivated 1.1.11 ... restarted
> machine ... activated 1.1.15 ... restarted machine ... 1.1.15
> doesn't run ... deactivated 1.1.15 ... restarted machine ...
> activated 1.1.11 ... doesn't run but gives permissions error ...
> chmod the folder ... restart machine ... 1.1.11 runs (and is what
> I'm using now)
Thank you's to Ryan, Bradley, James and Daniel for help and suggestions.
I never did get 1.1.15 to work, but the upgrade from 1.1.11 to 1.1.16
worked fine without any problem.
The only issue to address is the warning dovecot (any version) spits
>> iMac:~ mark$ dovecot -n
>> # 1.1.15: /opt/local/etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
>> Warning: fd limit 256 is lower than what Dovecot can use under full
>> load (more than 640). Either grow the limit or change
>> login_max_processes_count and max_mail_processes settings
On 3 Jun 2009, at 01:04, Daniel J. Luke wrote:
> On Jun 2, 2009, at 7:31 PM, Mark Hattam wrote:
>> whatever the fd limit is, it doesn't seem to stop it working. In my
>> dovecot.conf, it has the default
>> #login_max_processes_count = 128
>> #max_mail_processes = 512
>> So what should I do ... halve them to 64 and 256 ? Or is there
>> better method of determining what they need to be? Or what/where is
>> "fd limit" ?
> It's a limit that the imposed on processes that keeps them from
> opening too many files (this helps keep certain kinds of program
> errors from making your computer unusable).
> The default on Mac OS X is 256. The defaults for dovecot are too
> high for this (or the default fd limit is too low - depending on
> your perspective).
> If you never get near the limit, you won't notice any problems, but
> it's better to fix it as it's a configuration error.
> There is some discussion on the dovecot wiki, but for your setup, I
> would probably just make them very small since you have a small
> number of users using the server.
> Daniel J. Luke
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