[Dovecot] pam authentication error

Oliver Berse mail at oliver-berse.de
Tue Nov 23 16:58:50 EET 2010

Hi all,

I compiled Dovecot 1.2.16 (on Debian 5/lenny) and followed the quick
configuration guide (wiki.dovecot.org/QuickConfiguration). I just need
plaintext authentication. After starting Dovecot I get "Last died with
error" and in var/log/mail.err:
Nov 23 15:06:55 debian dovecot: auth(default): Fatal: Support not compiled
in for passdb driver 'pam'
Nov 23 15:06:55 debian dovecot: dovecot: Fatal: Auth process died too
early - shutting down

In /etc/pam.d/dovecot:
auth	required	pam_unix.so
account	required	pam_unix.so

In /usr/local/etc/dovecot.conf:
passdb pam {
    args = *

So, what may be wrong with my configuration?

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