Continuing problems with Dovecot + MySQL 5.5.8_1

David Scheidt dscheidt at
Tue Jan 11 17:19:23 UTC 2011

On Jan 11, 2011, at 11:25 AM, Jerry wrote:

> After updating to the latest version of MySQL (5.5.8_1), I am
> continuing to have problems with Dovecot failing to run correctly even
> though I completely removed and reinstalled it. I might add that I did
> a pkg_delete of the MySQL client and server also before updating the
> port. I was led to believe that this updated version corrected the
> problem; however, that does not appear to be correct. :-(
> Strangely enough, Postfix, after rebuilding it, works fine with the
> new version of MySQL. :-)
> What I need to do is get a gdb backtrace of dovecot. Since the program
> starts from the dovecot script in the /usr/local/etc/rc.d directory, I
> am unsure of how to accomplish this. I have tried several methods;
> however, they all fail. Exactly how would I start dovecot using the
> script via gdb to get a backtrace?

start it from the command line?  There are some knobs in the conf file to help with debugging, too.  

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