virtual package for dovecot deliver

Asked by FatherShawn

The hardy package, sensible-mda (8.14.2-2build1) [universe], should resolve dependency with deliver, which is provided by dovecot-common, but it doesn't.

How can this be fixed or is there a work-around?

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

Please open a terminal and install...

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dovecot-common dovecot-imapd dovecot-pop3d

Then configure...

sudo nano /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf

and start the dovecot service...

sudo /etc/init.d/dovecot restart

Hope this helps

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FatherShawn (sduncan-trinityhamburg) said :

Thanks for the basic help. I already have postfix & dovecot
configured. Both function properly.

My next effort is to get dspam working. In an effort to keep it
simple, I intend to use dovecot's deliver: postfix->dspam->deliver.

I thought that installing sensible-mda might do some preconfiguring on
dspam. I also thought it might let me remove procmail as I try not to
have unused software on my server.

But procmail is satisfying sensible-mda's dependecy and deliver is not
even though deliver was installed as part of dovecot-common. But it
looks like deliver SHOULD satisfy this depedency.

Then again, maybe this is a blind alley and I should just dive into
the configs and figure out how to connect dspam right to deliver.

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FatherShawn (sduncan-trinityhamburg) said :

Decided to go with the flow and figure out procmail.