|Adventures in Ubuntu Breezy Dovecot|
I mentioned the other day that I am having problems with Dovecot on Ubuntu Breezy. Now's the time to debug it, and here are my notes...
sed: can't read /etc/inetd.conf: No such file or directory
This first error is because of this poorly implemented test:
# The init script should do nothing if dovecot is being run from inetd for p in `sed -r "s/^ *(([^:]+|\[[^]]+]|\*):)?(pop3s?|imaps?)[ \t].*/\3/;t;d" \ /etc/inetd.conf` do for q in `sed -r "s/^ *protocols[ \t]*=[ \t]*(([^\"]*)|\"(.*)\")/\2\3/;t;d" \ /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf` do if [ $p = $q ]; then exit 0 fi done done
You can see from the comment that the intention is that the init script doesn't do anything if dovecot is running from inetd. The error message is kinda bogus though, in that the code keeps executing after that failed line with the sed call in it. If you find the error annoying, then make it go away:
In a perfect world, you'd hope that the packager would change the script to do something more like this:
for p in `sed -r "s/^ *(([^:]+|\[[^]]+]|\*):)?(pop3s?|imaps?)[ \t].*/\3/;t;d" \ /etc/inetd.conf 2> /dev/null`
Moving right along...
It doesn't start the service
I had enabled the imap_listen variable in the dovecot.conf file, but not put it in the protocols variable. The init script checks this, and bugged out without an error message. I would think an error message would be nicer.
And now it works.
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