Dovecot Setup Issue.
karl at wyltowyn.nzld.com
Wed May 4 18:35:53 PDT 2016
Hi MacPorts Users.
I have a Mac mini running OS X Yosemite and I'm attempting to follow these
I have a problem here:
Step 2: create directories
When I enter the following at the command line:
sudo chown _dovecot:_dovecot /opt/local/var/log/dovecot OS X responds with
chown: _dovecot: illegal group name
Previous command line code entered, from here:
sudo dscl . -create /Groups/_dovecot
sudo dscl . -create /Groups/_dovecot UniqueID 30 sudo dscl . -create
/Users/_dovecot sudo dscl . -create /Users/_dovecot UserShell /bin/false
sudo dscl . -create /Users/_dovecot RealName "Dovecot IMAP Server"
sudo dscl . -create /Users/_dovecot UniqueID 30 sudo dscl . -create
/Users/_dovecot PrimaryGroupID 30 sudo dscl . -create /Users/_dovecot
The _dovecot Group isn't assigned a PrimaryGroupID, but instead a UniqueID.
A PrimaryGroupID of 30 is assigned to the _dovecot User.
When I view a list of all Groups via the following command:
dscl . readall /groups
I see a PrimaryGroupID of 30 has already been assigned to _keytabusers.
I'm unsure what to do; the following are potential options:
Assign the Group _dovecot a PrimaryGroupID; this may prevent the 'chown:
_dovecot: illegal group name' OS X response.
Assign a different PrimaryGroupID, i.e. other than 30, to both User and
Group to avoid the potential conflict with _keytabusers.
There may have already been a _dovecot User or Group in the 200 range that I
deleted as a result of my confusion. Perhaps this was assigned during the
earlier 'Install dovecot' command, i.e. 'port install dovecot'. Do
you know what the original PrimaryGroupID of such a User or Group was?
If a different PrimaryGroupID is used, i.e. other than 30, presumably the
one I deleted would be best.
Another option is to upgrade to OS X El Capitan, although I'm not sure
whether that will remove the dovecot install thereby allowing me to start
again. I'm also unsure whether I could run the 'port install dovecot'
command a second time in OS X Yosemite to restore the _dovecot User / Group.
Alternatively, perhaps 'port uninstall dovecot' is a valid command to allow
me to start again.
I've seen reference to dovecot2 in the macports-users archives; perhaps this
requires a different syntax, i.e. not 'port install dovecot'.
Thanks and best regards,
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