Core Dump upon startup (SEGV) - v2.2.10

Don Levey dovecot at
Fri Nov 14 00:59:23 UTC 2014

I appear to have taken a mostly-working installation and mucked it up.  
In my recent messages I mentioned how I was having difficuilty in making 
my wife's email readable in Squirrelmail; this was solved with directory 
permissions.  However, my usual email client is Thunderbird; I was 
holding off on using that as there appeared to be authentication issues.  
Today was my opportunity to start debugging those; it occurred to me that 
I might have issues with PKI and tried to make/install working 

When this didn't work, I though to just scrub the installation and start 
over. On my CentOS 7 system I erased and reinstalled from RPM. With what 
should have been working certificates, I ran through the config files, 
and then restarted to the following error:

[root at dungeon dovecot]# systemctl -l status dovecot.service
dovecot.service - Dovecot IMAP/POP3 email server
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/dovecot.service; disabled)
   Active: failed (Result: core-dump) since Thu 2014-11-13 19:05:52 EST; 30min ago
  Process: 23700 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/dovecot -F (code=dumped, signal=SEGV)
  Process: 23695 ExecStartPre=/usr/libexec/dovecot/prestartscript (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
 Main PID: 23700 (code=dumped, signal=SEGV)

Nov 13 19:05:52 systemd[1]: Started Dovecot IMAP/POP3 email server.
Nov 13 19:05:52 systemd[1]: dovecot.service: main process exited, code=dumped, status=11/SEGV
Nov 13 19:05:52 systemd[1]: Unit dovecot.service entered failed state.

I can't run dovecot -n:
[root at dungeon dovecot]# dovecot -n
# 2.2.10: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

The log file shows:
Nov 13 18:48:46 anvil: Warning: Killed with signal 15 (by pid=1 uid=0 code=kill)
Nov 13 18:48:46 master: Warning: Killed with signal 15 (by pid=1 uid=0 code=kill)
Nov 13 18:48:46 log: Warning: Killed with signal 15 (by pid=1 uid=0 code=kill)

Here's what I get from the gdb command specified:
[root at dungeon log]# gdb /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap /var/core/6538 
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Reading symbols from /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap...Reading symbols from /usr/lib/debug/usr/libexec/dovecot/imap.debug...done.

warning: core file may not match specified executable file.
[New LWP 6538]
Core was generated by `/usr/bin/doveconf -f service=master -c /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf -m master -p -'.
Program terminated with signal 11, Segmentation fault.
#0  0x00007f1f3dd1db5b in ?? ()

I tried talking to IMAP directly as per the website, but was unable to make it crash 
(and I don't know enough IMAP to do anything more than the exmaple commands).

I don't know what else to include...
Thank you, 

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