dovecot, init script - is this expected or PR worthy?

Stephen R Guglielmo srguglielmo at
Wed Feb 12 01:56:19 UTC 2014

On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:24 PM, Benjamin Podszun <
benjamin.podszun at> wrote:

> service dovecot start
> and .. that succeeds always, if dovecot_enable="YES" is missing (which
> totally is an error on my part, obviously).
> What I expect though is the typical "Can't do that, Dave. Try onestart
> perhaps" response - and some exit code that signals failure.

> Is that a (tiny, minor) bug? Should I submit a PR for that? Or is that
> totally irrelevant and people out there would never fall for that anyway..?
> Thanks,
> Ben


I can't reproduce this on my system. I typically run the rc.d/ scripts
myself, but I did try using the `service` command as well. It works as
expected: The script returns no output when  dovecot_enable is commented
out or set equal to NO in my /etc/rc.conf.local file, and it does not start
or stop the dovecot processes.

I'm using dovecot 1.2.17 on 10.0-RELEASE. Are you using dovecot 2?

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