[CentOS] CentOS 4 Dovecot Problem

Tue Nov 1 19:53:49 UTC 2011
Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com>

on 11/1/2011 10:30 AM Grant McChesney spake the following:
> On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 10:19 AM, John Hinton<webmaster at ew3d.com>  wrote:
>> For those of you that still are running CentOS 4... I have one system
>> that is still going... there is a problem with the newest release of
>> Dovecot under mbox. Certain spam is causing this error when users try to
>> log on.
>> file lib.c: line 37 (nearest_power): assertion failed: (num<=
>> ((size_t)1<<  (BITS_IN_SIZE_T-1)))
>> Rolling back to a previous release fixes these issues. I'm not bothering
>> to file a bug with Redhat as the EOL is rapidly approaching and I just
>> about have my one system's users moved to a new server.
>> I have not as of yet seen this problem on CentOS 5 mbox systems, but I
>> don't have many users on those systems either as I'm 'slowly' migrating
>> all to CentOS 6 Maildir systems.
> I got bit by this bug as well.  I rolled back to dovecot-0.9.11-9 for now
> until I find time to upgrade to CentOS 5 or 6.
DO yourself a favor and use a dovecot from a third party repo... the 0.9 
series is YEARS old.