can't start Dovecot on Debian 7 following Linode guide


I followed this guide to setting up Email with Postfix. Dovecot and MySql: … 0.19-mysql">

Towards the end of the process you are asked to start up Dovecot and I then get this error:

Starting IMAP/POP3 mail server: dovecotFatal: service(lmtp) access(/usr/lib/dovecot/lmtp) failed: No such file or directory


I've confirmed that the error message is correct and that there i s no such file as 'lmtp' in that directory. I've also been through the whole guide a second time to make sure that I have followed it exactly.

Any help gratefully received.

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Guess I didn't recheck the guide closely enough. Somehow, I missed installing dovecot-lmtpd. I installed it and dovecot started.


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