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Re: Dovecot on Debian

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  • allanganderson
    ... Hi Ian I d found that install dovecot* instead of dovecot-common got me the missing pieces! Thanks for the tip on purge. I m new to apt. Allan
    Message 1 of 5 , Mar 4, 2009
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      --- In nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com, Ian Barton <lists@...> wrote:
      >
      > > I made a couple of mistakes in editing dovecot.conf, corrected them,
      > > but then got :-
      > > "
      > > # 1.0.15: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
      > > Error: Can't use mail executable /usr/lib/dovecot/imap: No such file or directory
      > > Fatal: Invalid configuration in /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf "
      > >
      > > The folder /usr/lib/dovecot/ does exist with various files, but not imap.
      > >
      > > I decided to play safe (I thought) and, to get a fresh .conf, removed
      > > dovecot and reinstalled it. However, it said it wasn't restoring
      > > the deleted file(s). I then tried the old unslung dovecot.conf which
      > > I still had, but got the same error as above.
      > >
      > > So, a couple of questions.
      > > a) Should there be a dovecot, or is dovecot-common OK?
      > > b) Where is /usr/lib/dovecot/imap?
      > > b+1) How can I get a fresh dovecot.conf (plus the other files from /etc/dovecot which I deleted)?
      > Dovecot is split into several packages. All of them require
      > dovecot-common. Depending on our needs you want to install either or
      > both of:
      >
      > dovecot-imapd - secure IMAP server that supports mbox and maildir mailboxes
      > dovecot-pop3d - secure POP3 server that supports mbox and maildir mailboxes
      >
      > I think that apt-get purge dovecot-common should remove all files and
      > allow the conf file to be re-installed.
      >
      > Ian.
      >

      Hi Ian

      I'd found that install dovecot* instead of dovecot-common got me the missing pieces!

      Thanks for the tip on purge. I'm new to apt.

      Allan
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