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1 David Park November 12, 2007 at 6:50 pm

Hey Thank you for htis post. Saved us a days of work!!

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2 Brian Christensen December 3, 2007 at 4:58 pm

Thank you for posting this information. Without it our mail server would have been down for much longer than it was.

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3 Jason Williams December 4, 2007 at 10:01 pm

Thank you for this.

Took me a little bit to figure out the error then popped right up to your site via google.

Squirrelmail was just hanging, with no input then looked in the maillog to find this.

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4 Gregg Lain December 5, 2007 at 7:53 pm

What really bugs/bothers is this:

[root man1]# service dovecot restart
Stopping Dovecot Imap: [ OK ]
Starting Dovecot Imap: [ OK ]

yet in /var/log/mail is....

Dec 5 11:34:54 genesis dovecot: pop3-login: pop3-login: error while loading shared libraries: libsepol.so.1: failed to map segment from shared object: Cannot allocate memory
Dec 5 11:34:54 genesis dovecot: child 9852 (login) returned error 127

.. basically that dovecot can start "OK" yet its not really "ok"

Thank you for the tip - this really helped ix things quickly!!

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5 Oren December 8, 2007 at 9:45 pm

Thanks!!!!

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6 ponda December 20, 2007 at 5:58 am

Thanks, saved me time too. Appreciated!

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7 Sorb January 10, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Thanks a million!!

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8 Clinton Goudie-Nice January 17, 2008 at 8:09 pm

Thanks for the tip. Got me back up right away!

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9 Mike January 22, 2008 at 6:22 pm

Thanks a lot !

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10 B. Tucker January 23, 2008 at 10:57 am

Awesome.. thanks – first hit on google search – wasn’t even down 3 minutes!

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11 Fabien January 24, 2008 at 10:18 am

Thanks a lot :)

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12 Alexey A. Astashov February 25, 2008 at 11:24 am

YEEESSSS!!!! THANKS!!!!

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13 redhatcat March 12, 2008 at 12:43 am

That was easy. Thanks for the post.

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14 jasonf March 12, 2008 at 3:23 am

more kudos here ;-)

seconded gregg, ‘starting:ok’ followed by a down process is lame. sadly i’m still getting:

Mar 11 17:20:54 rb8 dovecot: Auth process died too early – shutting down
Mar 11 17:20:54 rb8 dovecot: child 5366 (auth) killed with signal 11
Mar 11 17:20:54 rb8 dovecot: Temporary failure in creating login processes, slowing down for now

after upgrading to 5.1…. i had hopes the upgrade would fix that not add a new error

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15 Tracy Reed March 17, 2008 at 9:09 am

Let me add my thanks to this long list! I upgraded to Centos 5 and dovecot crapped out. A google search turned up your page. Awesome work!

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16 Nick March 18, 2008 at 9:34 pm

Thanks a lot for this information. Like others, this solution saved me a lot of time.

Thanks again

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17 max March 24, 2008 at 5:06 am

saved me lots of time with this … thanks !!!

(and thanks google for rating this page high)

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18 vinod April 6, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Thanks a lot for putting it up.. it save me a lot of work.

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19 Cristian April 20, 2008 at 2:38 pm

Thanks!

It saved a lot of time here also!

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20 Evan April 28, 2008 at 2:03 am

THANKS!

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21 Sander May 2, 2008 at 7:41 am

Thanks, this was a very easy and fast fix. You’re the first hit on Google!

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22 redhot May 27, 2008 at 8:22 pm

Thanks! This was just a great troubleshoot!

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23 arthur June 7, 2008 at 1:01 pm

wow – thanks! that saved me heaps of time!!!

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24 Christopher Murtagh June 8, 2008 at 4:59 am

Awesome! Thanks so much for posting this, definitely made my day otherwise I would have been banging against SELinux trying to figure what voodoo needed.

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25 Adam June 12, 2008 at 6:49 pm

Thanks. Anyone know why this was needed though? What specifically was the change that required more memory for dovecot?

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26 Jim OBrien June 20, 2008 at 6:24 am

Using ispconfig in a virtuozzo linux redhat/centos environment 64 bit. Glad I stumbled across this posting saved me alot of time. Thank you!

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27 Kapila July 1, 2008 at 3:37 am

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getting error is :
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[root@localhost linux-i386]# ./commsconfig
./commsconfig: error while loading shared libraries: libesmapi.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

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some my infomation of os
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[root@localhost ~]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.18-8.el5 #1 SMP Fri Jan 26 14:15:21 EST 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

[root@localhost ~]# rpm -qa |grep libstdc
compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-61
libstdc++-devel-4.1.1-52.el5
libstdc++-4.1.1-52.el5
compat-libstdc++-296-2.96-138

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I did your steps but broble still there
my comment, this problem I can’t see in fedora 8.
please help me
best regards
kapila
email kapila_r@epiclanka.net

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28 Jean-Francois D. [iWeb] June 12, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Thank you very much, it does work.

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