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chrisathowtoforge 29th April 2008 07:50

On Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server Setup
Hi gentlemen and ladies,

My appreciation to Falko and Till for your help to the Linux world.
This is my very 1st post on Linux after I have joined, just a while ago.

I have been following on howtoforge for the last 8 months on server and desktop setup guide and have been really appreciative to all the contributors.
I just went over to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server setup guide, as usual, and discovered that the suggested POP3/IMAP is Courier and not Dovecot :confused:

I remembered Ubuntu actually kneaded Postfix and Dovecot into the system, why the change? How can I then install Dovecot (like the Centos 5.1 Server setup)?

Will any of you enlighten me in this area, please?
Thank you for your time in reading this thread. I appreciated it. :)

falko 29th April 2008 17:56

We've always used Courier for the Ubuntu and Debian "Perfect Server" setups. If you want to use Dovecot, just run

apt-get install dovecot

chrisathowtoforge 30th April 2008 07:16

Oh Falko

Thank you very much for responding to my feeble question,
I really appreciate it. :)

hvrossum 2nd June 2008 18:26

Hi Falko,

When I tried apt-get install dovecot

I got this as response

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package dovecot is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
E: Package dovecot has no installation candidate

When I add the dovecot module to Webmin, it does not find Dovecot at the supposed place

How can I solve this. I did the howto from 7.10 to 8.04 having ISPConfig
But I seem to have lost Dovecot

Thanks for the help


Leszek 2nd June 2008 19:20

I found dovecot-imapd dovecot-pop3d and dovecot-common packages in Ubuntu 8.04 repositories.
Maybe You should try:

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

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