Dovecot depends on gnomemeeting?

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by anw, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. anw

    anw New Member

    I am trying to upgrade the version of dovecot on a rarely-maintained Debian machine with which I almost never have problems (ain't Linux wonderful?). The current version is 1.0.rc15-2, and I think the latest version is 1.2 something, but the point is that I want to be able to use the pigeonhole sieve plugin.

    Anyway, when I try to "apt-get install dovecot-imapd dovecot-pop3d", it gets to this:
    So, this leads to two issues:
    1. If I ever even wanted gnomemeeting on this machine, which is a server that doesn't even have a GUI on it, what repository am I missing?
    2. Obviously, though, I don't want gnomemeeting on this machine anyway. Why in the world would a Mail User Agent like dovecot depend on having a "H.323 and SIP compatible VoIP client"?

    I don't get this at all. Do I really need gnomemeeting? And, if not, how do I tell it to install anyway? How did dovecot come to depend on this?

  2. anw

    anw New Member

    Well, it appears I really need to upgrade, but until I've researched the upgrade steps enough to be confident I can do it remotely, I've temporarily resolved this thusly:

    Get rid of explicit references to etch in sources.list and replace with stable or testing. Then,
    and, after tweaking ssl_disable and mail_extra_groups in the dovecot config file (i. e., commenting them out), all works with imap. Haven't checked pop3.

    Any further insights regarding the upgrade would be appreciated.


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