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Topic: dovecot/imap issue

Hey guys,

I'm nearly resigning here.
For the last few years I ran XMail on my debain server with XPai for account setup.
Now I decided to clean the server and go with a new Mail Service.
After installing iRedMail (with a few problems which could quite easily be solved) I ended up with a problem.
The Problem first seemed to be that dovecot was not running, so I started it manually.
That failed because it didn't know what to make of 'mail_uid' and 'mail_gid' and went down with a fatal error.
Which looked like this 'Error: Error in configuration [...]filedovecot.conf line 24: Unknown setting: mail_uid'
I also tried the settings which were used in older dovecot versions (global_user_gid etc.) which gave me the same error.
When commenting these lines out, dovecot starts normally, but a login (telnet: error, roundcube: timeout, squirrelmail: connection dropped by imap server) doesn't work.

I hope there's a solution.

Regards,
Nick

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Re: dovecot/imap issue

The problem is you didn't follow the installation guide STRICTLY.
Reference: http://www.iredmail.org/forum/topic700- … olved.html

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Re: dovecot/imap issue

check it.
http://www.iredmail.org/forum/topic700- … olved.html

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Re: dovecot/imap issue

hey,

you're right, but I still didn't find a way to get dovecot 1.1. It's either 1.0 on lenny stable, or 1.2 for sid unstable.
And if I try to use 1.2 I get the error for the setting 'umask'.
So, even if it might seem to be a dumb question: how/where the hell do I get dovecot 1.1?

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Re: dovecot/imap issue

* Get necessary packages. It will create a local apt repository in current directory.

      # cd /path/to/iRedMail-x.y.z/pkgs/
      # bash get_all.sh

    * Make sure dovecot 1.1.x will be installed:

      # apt-get update
      # apt-cache policy dovecot-common dovecot-pop3d dovecot-imapd | grep 'Candidate'
        Candidate: 1:1.1.16-1~bpo50+1
        Candidate: 1:1.1.16-1~bpo50+1
        Candidate: 1:1.1.16-1~bpo50+1

    * Start iRedMail installer:

      # cd /path/to/iRedMail-x.y.z/
      # bash iRedMail.sh

6 (edited by daemon 2010-03-10 22:57:04)

Re: dovecot/imap issue

Of course I did all this, BUT when I check if Dovecot 1.1 is being installed, it tells me that 1.0 will be installed.
So I need a solution for that.
Looks like that:

#bash get_all.sh
...
# apt-get update
# apt-cache policy dovecot-common dovecot-pop3d dovecot-imapd | grep 'Candidate'
  Candidate: 1:1.0.15-2.3+lenny1
  Candidate: 1:1.0.15-2.3+lenny1
  Candidate: 1:1.0.15-2.3+lenny1

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Re: dovecot/imap issue

PLEASE DO FOLLOW INSTALLATION GUIDE ***STRICTLY***.

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Re: dovecot/imap issue

OKAY, my bad!!!

You were right, I missed the point where it said, that I had to download the package manually.
Since the get_all script seems to take care of that.

SORRY! Let's see if it works now.

Regards,
Nick

p.s.: I also hate it, if people don't really read manuals and I have to tell them the same thing a hundred times, but a 'you have to install it manually from iredmail' would have saved a lot of posts.

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Re: dovecot/imap issue

Okay, working like a charme now, thanks!

Only a few things which might help people who are as stupid as I am:
* dovecot has to be downloaded manually
* python-jinja2 has to be downloaded manually or, in case of debian, installed from an unstable source
* postfix-policyd has to be installed manually via apt, since the automatic installation tries to connect to the database without a password

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Re: dovecot/imap issue

Hey, @daemon.

I think installation tutorial is clear enough, the point was you didn't follow it.

daemon wrote:

Only a few things which might help people who are as stupid as I am:
* dovecot has to be downloaded manually

Dovecot can be downloaded and installed via apt-get after you updated /etc/apt/sources.list which mentioned in installation guide.

daemon wrote:

* python-jinja2 has to be downloaded manually or, in case of debian, installed from an unstable source

We use only -stable branch.

daemon wrote:

* postfix-policyd has to be installed manually via apt, since the automatic installation tries to connect to the database without a password

postfix-policyd is provided by official debian repositories.

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Re: dovecot/imap issue

Hey Zhang,

ZhangHuangbin wrote:

Dovecot can be downloaded and installed via apt-get after you updated /etc/apt/sources.list which mentioned in installation guide.

As I said, on debian 5.0 lenny you can only get dovecot 1.0 via apt-get, which is not the right version.
To get 1.1 you have to download the .deb manually and use dpkg.

ZhangHuangbin wrote:

We use only -stable branch.

Actually its the same as above, if you download the .deb manually from iredmail.org it works fine, I only used the unstable workaround since you don't get it via apt-get in lenny.

ZhangHuangbin wrote:

postfix-policyd is provided by official debian repositories.

Maybe I wasn't really clear here.
If you just go through with the installation as stated in the manual, the routine will stop with an error, when trying to install postfix-policyd.
The Problem is not, that it won't be in the repository, BUT if it's trying to be installed in the routine it tries to connect to the mysql databes with 'Using Password: NO', which obviously can't work.
So, if you do a quick 'apt-get install postfix-policyd' it will ask you for the database password and you can start the routine anew.

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Re: dovecot/imap issue

In installation tutorial:

Get necessary packages. It will create a local apt repository in current directory.
# cd /path/to/iRedMail-x.y.z/pkgs/
# bash get_all.sh

File 'get_all.sh' will add an apt repository in /etc/apt/sources.list, and then execute 'apt-get update'. So when we execute 'bash iRedMail.sh', apt-get will download and install dovecot correctly.

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Re: dovecot/imap issue

Would be great if it does, but it didn't do it for me. And I installed it about 10 times off a fresh debian.
Thats what I was trying to tell you in post 6.
I'm giving you the whole bash here now:
sources.list:

deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian lenny main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free

bash from where I fetched it on putty:

# bash get_all.sh
[...]
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  libgmp3c2 libgomp1 libmpfr1ldbl libstdc++6-4.3-dev libtimedate-perl
  linux-libc-dev make patch perl perl-modules
Suggested packages:
  binutils-doc cpp-doc gcc-4.3-locales debian-keyring g++-multilib
  g++-4.3-multilib gcc-4.3-doc libstdc++6-4.3-dbg gcc-multilib manpages-dev
  autoconf automake1.9 libtool flex bison gdb gcc-doc gcc-4.3-multilib
  libmudflap0-4.3-dev libgcc1-dbg libgomp1-dbg libmudflap0-dbg glibc-doc
  libstdc++6-4.3-doc make-doc diff-doc perl-doc libterm-readline-gnu-perl
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  libc6-dev libgmp3c2 libgomp1 libmpfr1ldbl libstdc++6-4.3-dev
  libtimedate-perl linux-libc-dev make patch perl perl-modules
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< INFO > Generating local apt repository ...    [ OK ]
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W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/lenny/updates/Release  Unable to find expected entry  non-freedeb/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)

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* All tasks had been finished Successfully. Next step:
*
*   # cd ..
*   # bash iRedMail.sh
*
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# apt-get update
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Ign http://security.debian.org lenny/updates/main Packages/DiffIndex
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Hit http://http.us.debian.org lenny/main Packages
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# apt-cache policy dovecot-common dovecot-pop3d dovecot-imapd | grep 'Candidate'
  Candidate: 1:1.0.15-2.3+lenny1
  Candidate: 1:1.0.15-2.3+lenny1
  Candidate: 1:1.0.15-2.3+lenny1

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Re: dovecot/imap issue

After actually checking the output, I see the problem.
The script tries to use the amd64 versions, though it's a i386 system.