[Dovecot] 1.0.rc30 released
justin at fehuq.com
Fri Apr 6 21:14:57 EEST 2007
Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On 6.4.2007, at 17.55, Justin McAleer wrote:
>> Timo, in rc30, deliver is not creating user directories properly. It
>> looks like it goes straight to creating the maildir, without creating
>> the home directory first if it doesn't exist. It also seems to be
>> doing this before chrooting, as the following errors occur even after
>> manually creating the home directory (with proper permissions):
>> Apr 6 10:26:23 node7 postfix/qmgr: D2242D39A5: from=<>,
>> size=556, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
>> Apr 6 10:26:23 node7 deliver(user at example.com): mkdir(/cur) failed:
>> Permission denied
> Looks like deliver doesn't chroot at all if you did chrooting by using
> /./ in the home directory. Since deliver doesn't work that great
> chrooted anyway (can't send bounces by running sendmail), maybe this
> is a good thing.
For the record, I was not using /./ in the home directory. For this user
the home directory (and maildir) is /var/mailstore/af/4f/510590. While
that may be a good thing, that deliver fails to create a user's maildir
is a big problem for me, as I will have to actively provision maildirs
for all new accounts before they can receive mail (or be converted)...
so for the record, can I no longer count on dovecot to create user
directories that don't exist?
>> Also, the convert plugin seems to assume the home dir exists when it
>> tries to create it's lock file. However, manually creating the home
>> dir does allow convert to continue successfully.
> This happens only if it the source storage creation succeeds. So
> you're moving user's home directory also?
All I'm dealing with here is mail. I'm converting from CommuniGate
mailboxes to dovecot, so the whole concept of a home directory is just a
technicality. In fact, I was initially just setting users' home to ''
and using the mail_location setting to generate the path. The only
reason I went back to setting home is because convert seems to create
it's lock file in the home dir (so lock creation was failing trying to
open /.temp...). Here is what I'm feeding to convert:
And an example of the user's home/maildir:
mail_location = maildir:%h:INDEX=/var/indexes/%2Mi/%2.2Mi/%i
The index location here would be /var/indexes/af/4f/510590 (local disk).
One of the source hacks I've made for the CommuniGate format was setting
a mask of *.mbox rather than just * when calling the
mail_storage_mailbox_list_init functions... I didn't think that could
cause a problem like this though. I also strip off the .mbox extension,
and any occurance of .folder in the dest_name string in
mailbox_name_convert(). All of that works perfectly so far in my
testing, though, as long as the user's home directory already exists :)
> Anyway, I don't think I'll be changing any of this code in v1.0
> branch. But the subscription name changing .. yea, I'll fix that for
> v1.0. Guess I'll still have to put out rc31 :(
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