[CentOS] CentOS 4 Dovecot Problem

Tue Nov 1 17:30:20 UTC 2011
Grant McChesney <grantmc at gmail.com>

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.