remove dovecot-postfix from lucid

Egbert Jan egbert at
Fri Apr 16 07:33:09 UTC 2010

> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: ubuntu-server-bounces at 
> [mailto:ubuntu-server-bounces at] Namens Mathias Gug
> Verzonden: vrijdag 16 april 2010 0:48
> Aan: ubuntu-server at
> CC: ivoks at
> Onderwerp: RFC: remove dovecot-postfix from lucid
> Hi,
> During the Jaunty release cycle the dovecot-postfix package 
> was created in order to make it easier to integrate dovecot 
> and postfix. The solution chosen was to not modify the 
> default dovecot configuration file and instead generate a 
> dovecot-postfix.conf with the correct options. The init 
> script was also modified to use the new dovecot-postfix.conf 
> file (if available) instead of the default configuration file.
> While the goal is worthwhile the implementation seems to not 
> be the best option. Using an alternate configuration file 
> breaks a lot of common knowledge to the point that an 
> upstream developer filed a bug [1] with a patch to dovecot to 
> provide additional checks specific to Ubuntu.
> [1]:
> Given the LTS status of Lucid I'd suggest to drop the 
> dovecot-postfix package in order to avoid carrying a 
> non-default/Ubuntu-specific configuration file around for 5 years.
> What needs to be done is to update dovecot init script to not 
> look for dovecot-postfix.conf and migrate an existing 
> dovecot-postfix.conf to dovecot.conf in the maintainer scripts.
> I still think the objective is worthwhile and we should spend 
> some time at the next UDS to come up with a better implementation.
> -- 
> Mathias Gug
> Ubuntu Developer

Drop it. It was the first thing I did when i was building a new server. Just
use the standard configs. Much clearer.

Egbert jan (NL)

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