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Date:      Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:22:02 +0100
From:      Matt Smith <matt.xtaz@gmail.com>
To:        User Hasse <hasse@bara1.se>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: dovecot error on boot up
Message-ID:  <20180411162202.GB76335@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20180411133857.GA29340@ymer.bara1.se>
References:  <20180411133857.GA29340@ymer.bara1.se>

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On Apr 11 15:38, User Hasse wrote:
>Hello
>After latest update/upgrade I get this for me strange error on the
>boot up screen :
>
>dovecot error:t_readlink(var/run/dovecot//dovecot.conf) failed: readlink() failed: No such file or directory
>Then : Starting dovecot
>
>Dovecot seems to work as usual and I can't find anything in any logfiles.
>
>Googled it, and found this : https://www.mail-archive.com/dovecot@dovecot.org/msg73108.html
>
>Anybody else experienced this ? Or know how to fix ?
>
>Best Regards
>Geir Svalland

Nobody ever reads /usr/ports/UPDATING do they? :)

Though I did exactly this and started from a completely fresh configuration and I saw the error you've mentioned too. But I only saw it the very first time I started dovecot. It has never been seen on the second restart or since.

20180401:
  AFFECTS: users of mail/dovecot and mail/dovecot-pigeonhole
  AUTHOR: adamw@FreeBSD.org

  Dovecot has been upgraded to 2.3.1, and pigeonhole to 0.5.1. Most
  existing dovecot installations MUST be modified for 2.3, but for
  most users the modifications are simple.

  Modify your Dovecot conf.d/ files before spinning up 2.3.1. The
  upgrading instructions are detailed here:

        https://wiki2.dovecot.org/Upgrading/2.3


-- 
Matt



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