[CentOS] [MASSMAIL] Re: yum update (first in a long time) - /var/log/dovecot no longer used

Fri May 6 14:51:59 UTC 2016
Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

On Fri, May 06, 2016 at 03:18:03PM +0100, Gary Stainburn wrote:
> I do have to concede that the update did update a great deal of RPM's and 
> probably some by a number of versions.  This no doubt is the reason I now 
> have a reasonable sized number of changes I need to deal with (including 
> keep_environment in EXIM, and journals moving on Dovecot )

Dovecot hasn't been updated since CentOS 7.2.1511 was released, as far
as I can tell.  Looking at the default configuration,
/etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-logging.conf indicates the default is to log to
syslog.  Perhaps you had a custom configuration that was overwritten?
The RPM shouldn't have overwritten anything in /etc/dovecot though.

As for Exim, that's packaged in EPEL, and the EPEL maintainer can bump
the version mid-point-release.

For what its worth, I have some production services that rely on
packages in EPEL, and I maintain a private mirror so I can push out
changes after testing.  I also watch the epel-package-announce list to
keep on top of all the changes in EPEL.

One thing I noticed was that the latest EPEL release has this in
its changelog:


[ 1 ] Bug #1323775 - Default /etc/exim/exim.conf does not have
add_environment/keep_environment https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1323775

Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>