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Date:      Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:59:16 +0000
From:      Carmel NY <>
To:        FreeBSD <>
Subject:   Re: dovecot error on boot up
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On Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:22:02 +0100, Matt Smith stated:

>On Apr 11 15:38, User Hasse wrote:
>>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 :
>>Anybody else experienced this ? Or know how to fix ?
>>Best Regards
>>Geir Svalland =20
>Nobody ever reads /usr/ports/UPDATING do they? :)
>Though I did exactly this and started from a completely fresh configuratio=
>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 si=
>  AFFECTS: users of mail/dovecot and mail/dovecot-pigeonhole
>  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:

I have read it and made all of the changes before I started Dovecot the fir=
time. The only only happens if I reboot the system, not if I shutdown and t=
restart Dovecot.

I see nothing in the "updating" file that would account for this.


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