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Old 08-30-2005, 09:51 PM   #1
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Question User Doesn't Exist: dovecot

Dovecot is giving me problems on a Redhat FC4 server. I can start the server manually at the command line from the /etc/rc.d/init.d item that the Dovecot RPM installed, no hiccups whatsoever. However, the server will not start automatically on boot.

I'm not a Linux pro by any means, so I use Webmin to manage bootup and shutdown items. If I try to start the action manually through the Webmin interface, the action fails with the following:

Executing /etc/rc.d/init.d/dovecot start ..

Starting Dovecot Imap: Fatal: Login user doesn't exist: dovecot

I've checked and there IS a user "dovecot". I've even gone so far as to remove and recreate the user and group for "dovecot", as I found in a forum posting elsewhere.

I appreciate any help I can receive, as I'm pulling my hair out here, and I'm too young to be bald!

Old 09-06-2005, 01:56 PM   #2
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I'm in the exact same boat! If you had any luck figuring this out, PLEASE let me know!!!
Old 09-06-2005, 09:07 PM   #3
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I haven't figured anything out. I think I'm just going to try installing some other pop3/imap server software.


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