Weblog entry #208 for ajt
Even though I knew that there were issues with upgrading Dovecot from Debian 6.x to 7.x I upgraded my server this week. It installed a zillion Dovecot things and it refused to complete the install until I'd actually removed the and then installed them manually.
When I tried to connect from KMail it worked fine (new certificate obviously). Today when I tried from Mutt it wouldn't let me change my inbox. I had a look on the Dovecot web site and tried a few things. Now I can't actually make Dovecot start, the init script runs but only one binary is loaded into memory and it doesn't work. I've purged it twice and manually removed every file I could find but even so a full normal install and it just won't start. No errors but just doesn't do anything...
I think it's the first time a standard package has broken on a Debian upgrade, since I started with Woody. I won't be upgrading my main email server now until I figure out what on earth is going on!
UPDATE: It has started to work all on it's own, I've not changed anything and I now have no idea why it didn't work and no idea why it's now working...
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