dovecot error on boot up
matt.xtaz at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 17:34:06 UTC 2018
On Apr 11 16:59, Carmel NY wrote:
>On Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:22:02 +0100, Matt Smith stated:
>>On Apr 11 15:38, User Hasse wrote:
>>>After latest update/upgrade I get this for me strange error on the
>>>boot up screen :
>>>dovecot error:t_readlink(var/run/dovecot//dovecot.conf) failed: readlink()
>>>failed: No such file or directory Then : Starting dovecot
>>>Dovecot seems to work as usual and I can't find anything in any logfiles.
>>>Googled it, and found this :
>>>Anybody else experienced this ? Or know how to fix ?
>>Nobody ever reads /usr/ports/UPDATING do they? :)
>>Though I did exactly this and started from a completely fresh configuration
>>and I saw the error you've mentioned too. But I only saw it the very first
>>time I started dovecot. It has never been seen on the second restart or since.
>> AFFECTS: users of mail/dovecot and mail/dovecot-pigeonhole
>> AUTHOR: adamw at FreeBSD.org
>> Dovecot has been upgraded to 2.3.1, and pigeonhole to 0.5.1. Most
>> existing dovecot installations MUST be modified for 2.3, but for
>> most users the modifications are simple.
>> Modify your Dovecot conf.d/ files before spinning up 2.3.1. The
>> upgrading instructions are detailed here:
>I have read it and made all of the changes before I started Dovecot the first
>time. The only only happens if I reboot the system, not if I shutdown and then
>I see nothing in the "updating" file that would account for this.
Yes, you're right, sorry. I assumed this wasn't a general issue as I
only saw it on the first startup, and have never seen it since. It looks
like this may come from the /usr/local/etc/rc.d/dovecot rc script. It
looks like that does some kind of check that /var/run/dovecot exists and
is populated. And it takes it from running dovecot -a and awking out
This is probably going wrong somewhere for the new version of Dovecot.
May need to discuss it with the maintainer and/or raise a PR for it.
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