[Slackbuilds-users] Missing user 'dovenull' for Dovecot
rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Sun Feb 10 21:27:33 UTC 2013
On Sun, 10 Feb 2013 16:20:25 -0500
Alan Hicks <alan at lizella.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Feb 2013 09:26:45 +0100
> Andreas Vögele <andreas at andreasvoegele.com> wrote:
> > On 10.02.2013 07:06, Niki Kovacs wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I'm currently fiddling with Postfix and Dovecot from SBo (thanks
> > > Alan Hicks!) and everything works fine so far.
> > >
> > > Out of the box, Dovecot seems to miss a 'dovenull' user besides
> > > the 'dovecot' user and group. [...]
> > I stumbled upon this too. The 'dovenull' user is listed in
> > http://slackbuilds.org/uid_gid.txt but it isn't mentioned in the
> > SlackBuild's README.
> I don't remember what the dovenull user is used for. IIRC some one
> else pushed out an add-on for dovecot at one time that might have
> required a dovenull user. I don't believe dovecot itself requires
> one. The following is taken from my personal mail server which runs
> dovecot for IMAP.
> alan at barnowl:~$ grep dove /etc/passwd
> Since I myself don't have the dovenull user and the script itself
> doesn't look for that user in any fashion, I'm pretty certain that
> this was part of some other add-on or plugin at one time.
Perhaps it's just something that you're not using there, because
we definitely have that on harrier:
root at harrier:~# grep dovenull /etc/passwd /etc/group
/etc/passwd:dovenull:x:203:203:Unpriv Dovecot User:/:/dev/null
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