[CentOS] dovecot fails to start at boot, but starts manually

Kenneth Porter shiva at sewingwitch.com
Wed Oct 24 11:02:05 UTC 2007


dovecot-1.0-1.2.rc15.el5 on CentOS 5

I reboot the server and dovecot fails to start. But I can then issue 
"service dovecot start" and it starts up just fine. How to debug? I don't 
see anything in /var/log/messages nor /var/log/maillog.

I did have to set SELinux to permissive (in /etc/selinux/config), as 
dovecot can't get at its SSL certs. I'm debugging that independently. 
(SELinux is also disabled for clamav, another item to debug.)



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