[Dovecot] Dovecot will not start, error in stat(/var/run/dovecot)

Daniel Luttermann daniel at dlutt.de
Sun Nov 14 19:44:09 EET 2010

Frank Collette wrote on 11/14/2010:

> Error: stat(/var/run/dovecot) failed: Invalid argument
> Fatal: Invalid configuration in /etc/dovecot.conf

> Can someone please help me resolve this issue?  I'm willing to pay if
> required to get this back up!  I've been down since 11PM Saturday.

could you please post the output of

 dovecot -n

Are any other errors logged in mail.err or mail.info?
Have you compiled Dovecot yourself or have you used a binary package?


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