On Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server Setup

Discussion in 'Technical' started by chrisathowtoforge, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. chrisathowtoforge

    chrisathowtoforge New Member

    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. :)
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    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
  3. chrisathowtoforge

    chrisathowtoforge New Member

    Oh Falko

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

    hvrossum New Member

    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

  5. Leszek

    Leszek Member

    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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