dovecot not configured to listen to any ports after intrepid->jaunty upgrade

Bug #361961 reported by Steve Beattie on 2009-04-15
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Bug Description

Performed a stock install of 8.10 ubuntu-server (i386) with the mail server task selected and configured to be an internet with smarthost relay. After fully updating with all intrepid updates and rebooting, doing an upgrade to jaunty via do-release-upgrade -d resulted in dovecot being configured with no protocols enabled. The upgrade did ask if I wanted to use the maintainers version of dovecot.conf or use my not-actually-modified-by-me version.

The result is a mail server that no longer provides pop3 or imap service.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: dovecot-common 1:1.1.11-0ubuntu3
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: dovecot
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-server i686

Steve Beattie (sbeattie) wrote :
Steve Beattie (sbeattie) wrote :
Steve Beattie (sbeattie) wrote :
Steve Beattie (sbeattie) wrote :
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I just reproduced the dovecot question on a similar amd64 upgrade. Note that before the upgrade, there exists /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf and /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf.bak that differ like so:

ubuntu@iijj-amd64:~$ diff -u /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf{,.bak}
--- /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf 2009-04-15 10:36:07.102008118 -0700
+++ /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf.bak 2009-04-15 10:36:06.894000914 -0700
@@ -21,7 +21,7 @@
 # Protocols we want to be serving: imap imaps pop3 pop3s managesieve
 # If you only want to use dovecot-auth, you can set this to "none".
 #protocols = imap imaps
-protocols = imap imaps pop3 pop3s
+protocols = imap imaps

 # A space separated list of IP or host addresses where to listen in for
 # connections. "*" listens in all IPv4 interfaces. "[::]" listens in all IPv6

Asking debconf to diff the maintainer's version versus the installed version gives the following diff (note that there is no /etc/dovecot/dovecot-postfix.conf or /dev/dovecot/dovecot-postfix.conf for that matter):

--- /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf 2009-04-15 10:36:07.102008118 -0700
+++ /usr/share/dovecot/dovecot.conf 2009-03-31 16:27:35.000000000 -0700
@@ -2,6 +2,17 @@

 # If you're in a hurry, see http://wiki.dovecot.org/QuickConfiguration

+# ------------------------------ WARNING -------------------------------
+
+# If there's a file /dev/dovecot/dovecot-postfix.conf, which is part of
+# dovecot-postfix package, it will be used instead of dovecot.conf.
+
+# Keep in mind that, if that file exist, none of the changes in
+# /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf will have effect on dovecot's configuration.
+# In that case you should customize /etc/dovecot/dovecot-postfix.conf.
+
+# ------------------------------ WARNING -------------------------------
+
 # "dovecot -n" command gives a clean output of the changed settings. Use it
 # instead of copy&pasting this file when posting to the Dovecot mailing list.

@@ -21,7 +32,7 @@
 # Protocols we want to be serving: imap imaps pop3 pop3s managesieve
 # If you only want to use dovecot-auth, you can set this to "none".
 #protocols = imap imaps
-protocols = imap imaps pop3 pop3s
+protocols = none

 # A space separated list of IP or host addresses where to listen in for
 # connections. "*" listens in all IPv4 interfaces. "[::]" listens in all IPv6
@@ -85,11 +96,12 @@
 ## SSL settings
 ##

-# IP or host address where to listen in for SSL connections. Defaults
-# to above if not specified.
+# IP or host address where to listen in for SSL connections. Remember to also
+# add imaps and/or pop3s to protocols setting. Defaults to same as "listen"
+# setting if not specified.
 #ssl_listen =

-# Disable SSL/TLS support.
+# Disable SSL/TLS support. <doc/wiki/SSL>
 #ssl_disable = no

 # PEM encoded X.509 SSL/TLS certificate and private key. They're opened before
@@ -99,7 +111,9 @@
 #ssl_key_file = /etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key

 # If key file is password protected, give the password here. Alternatively
-# give it when starting dovecot with -p parameter.
+# give it when starting dovecot with -p parameter. Since this file is often
+# world-readable, you may want to place this setting instead to a different
+# root owned 0600 file by u...

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Mathias Gug (mathiaz) wrote :

As steve confirmed, the maintainer version of dovecot.conf was chosen during the upgrade. The default version of dovecot.conf shipped by the dovecot-common package comes with no protocol enabled (protocols=none).

Since the end user is prompted for a configuration file change during the upgrade process and can review the difference, I'll mark this bug invalid.

Changed in dovecot (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
tags: added: iso-testing
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