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Old 03-03-2004, 09:20 PM   #1
lhoff
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Courier-imap login woes


I just finished installing Courier-IMAP from courier-imap-2.1.2-1mdk.i586.rpm. (I'm on a Mandrake 9.2 distro.) I can't use it.

When I telnet localhost 143:
o login user password
o OK LOGIN Ok
o select INBOX
* BYE [ALERT] Fatal error: Permission denied

I have setup the /home/user/INBOX maildirs with maildirmake++

/home/user/INBOX is a maildir with cur/, new/, and tmp/ directories. All are user/user owned with 0755 permissions.

I'm using courier-imap with Postfix; I'm not using it with MySQL (yet). I *think* user authentication is done with PAM (there are no files for ldap on my system).

Please help! I'm completely stumped (after 2 days of trying). I don't even know where to find courier logs. (Nothing's being added to messages or syslog, and there's not unique directory in /var/log...)

Thanks!
----------------------- ADDITION --------------------
Below is the output of strace:

24930 --- SIGSTOP (Stopped (signal)) @ 0 (0) ---
24930 open("/etc/ld.so.preload", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
24930 open("/etc/ld.so.cache", O_RDONLY) = 3
24930 open("/lib/libc.so.6", O_RDONLY) = 3
24930 open("/dev/null", O_RDWR) = 3
24936 --- SIGSTOP (Stopped (signal)) @ 0 (0) ---
24930 --- SIGCHLD (Child exited) @ 0 (0) ---
24930 open("/etc/ld.so.preload", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
24930 open("/etc/ld.so.cache", O_RDONLY) = 4
24930 open("/lib/libc.so.6", O_RDONLY) = 4
24930 open("/etc/nsswitch.conf", O_RDONLY) = 3
24930 open("/etc/ld.so.cache", O_RDONLY) = 3
24930 open("/lib/libnss_files.so.2", O_RDONLY) = 3
24930 open("/etc/passwd", O_RDONLY) = 3
24930 open("/etc/group", O_RDONLY) = 3
24930 open("/etc/ld.so.cache", O_RDONLY) = 3
24930 open("/lib/libnss_nisplus.so.2", O_RDONLY) = 3
24930 open("/lib/libnsl.so.1", O_RDONLY) = 3
24930 open("/var/nis/NIS_COLD_START", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
24930 open("/etc/ld.so.cache", O_RDONLY) = 3
24930 open("/lib/libnss_nis.so.2", O_RDONLY) = 3
24930 open("/etc/ld.so.preload", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
24930 open("/etc/ld.so.cache", O_RDONLY) = 3
24930 open("/usr/lib/libfam.so.0", O_RDONLY) = 3
24930 open("/usr/lib/libgdbm.so.2", O_RDONLY) = 3
24930 open("/lib/libc.so.6", O_RDONLY) = 3
24930 open("/usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5", O_RDONLY) = 3
24930 open("/lib/libm.so.6", O_RDONLY) = 3
24930 open("/lib/libgcc_s.so.1", O_RDONLY) = 3
24930 open("/dev/null", O_RDONLY|O_NONBLOCK|O_DIRECTORY) = -1 ENOTDIR (Not a directory)
24930 open(".Trash/new", O_RDONLY|O_NONBLOCK|O_LARGEFILE|O_DIRECTORY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
24930 open(".Trash/cur", O_RDONLY|O_NONBLOCK|O_LARGEFILE|O_DIRECTORY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
24930 open("./tmp", O_RDONLY|O_NONBLOCK|O_LARGEFILE|O_DIRECTORY) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)

I don't understnad this one:
- I have ~/INBOX/.Trash/* Is .Trash supposed to be outside of INBOX?
- I have ~/INBOX/tmp, with 0777 permissions. Is that the same directory quoted in strace (which is called "./tmp" and is where the permissions error is given...)

Thanks!

Last edited by lhoff; 03-03-2004 at 11:56 PM.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 01:27 AM   #2
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dude

oh man, this is almosy exactly simular to my whole weekend. Courier LOGS stink, they stink. They can be found in maillog.


I am however using mysql authentication. I was getting permission denied until i just tried to chmod 777 and it all worked. Right now im trying to get down to the problem and cant seem to figure it out. Postfix is delivering mail to my Maildir with a 600 permission and my pop3 cant execute that cause it needs to take it out of the folder.

Totally insaine i tell you, my eyes are glazing over because of this.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 07:04 AM   #3
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I actually finally got help from the Mandrake newsgroup. I had made all my maildirs by invoking maildirmake++. One guy said the STRACE errors were because all my maildirs were fubar and that I shouldn't have made them that way. So, I deleted them all and let Postfix create them when it needed to make a delivery. Now, all works.

The courier-imap mailing list archives were empty and the respondants were completely unhelpful. I hope you have good luck!
 
  


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