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Re: Error when attempting to start inetd
René Berber wrote:
> Michael Grand wrote:
>> René Berber wrote:
>>> They have to be the same directory, thus the hardlink (man ln):
>>> ln /var/mail/spool /var/mail
>>> of course this has to be done after you delete the directory you created.
>> /var/mail/spool does not exist. Do you mean /var/spool ?
> No, I copied the paths in the wrong order, it should be:
> ln /var/mail /var/spool/mail
Wrong again, I have a soft link, not a hard link. It doesn't make a difference
but you could also use:
ln -s /var/mail /var/spool/mail
But there's something wrong here, you said /var/mail does exist, it didn't in my
case. I had /var/spool/mail and created the link as `ln -s /var/spool/mail
/var/mail`, I used the wrong order after looking at your message, but I don't
think it is right.
Better debug at the imapd level, run imapd:
* PREAUTH [CAPABILITY IMAP4REV1 LITERAL+ IDLE UIDPLUS NAMESPACE CHILDREN
MAILBOX-REFERRALS BINARY UNSELECT ESEARCH SCAN SORT THREAD=REFERENCES
THREAD=ORDEREDSUBJECT MULTIAPPEND] Pre-authenticated user rberber black
IMAP4rev1 2006i.385 at Wed, 15 Aug 2007 19:22:22 -0500
* BYE black IMAP4rev1 server terminating connection
a01 OK LOGOUT completed
You probably will get the error when the user's mailbox can't be found. If
there's no error then I was wrong and imapd uses /var/spool/mail/<username> not
/var/mail/<username> (of course it could be exim the one using /var/mail/... so
imapd will not see the messages.)
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