[Dovecot] pigeonhole and roundcube install problem

Eric Shubert ejs at shubes.net
Thu Mar 24 17:38:02 EET 2011

On 03/24/2011 08:15 AM, Selcuk MIYNAT wrote:
> On 24.03.2011 16:53, Eric Shubert wrote:
>> On 03/24/2011 05:01 AM, Selcuk MIYNAT wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I've installed sieve and managesieve(pigeonhole) on qmail and
>>> dovecot(v2.0.11).
>>> I've install sieverules on Roundcube. I can see the plugin on the
>>> webinterface, and i can add rules.
>>> But there is a problem:
>>> I've put this .qmail file on "deneme" user's home directory according to
>>> [1].
>>> |/var/qmail/bin/preline -f /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/dovecot-lda -d
>>> $EXT@$USER
>>> Then I got this message on qmail log:
>>> deferral: /var/qmail/bin/preline:_line_1:_test:_too_many_arguments/
>> The arguments to dovecot-lda are being seen by preline instead of
>> dovecot-lda. You need doubld-quotes around preline's command argument so
>> that preline sees it all together:
>> |/var/qmail/bin/preline -f "/usr/local/libexec/dovecot/dovecot-lda -d
>> $EXT@$USER"
>> (all in one line)
> I've put double-quotes but nothing has changed. Same error message:
> deferral: /var/qmail/bin/preline:_line_1:_test:_too_many_arguments/
> [root at mail deneme]# cat .qmail
> |/var/qmail/bin/preline -f "/usr/local/libexec/dovecot/dovecot-lda -d

Sorry about that. My mistake. The preline man page is a bit misleading.

I don't know why preline would be issuing this error. Would need to look 
at the source code. Is there something peculiar about your version of 
preline? Or perhaps $EXT or $USER have peculiar values that's breaking it?
-Eric 'shubes'

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