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[bug#43347] [PATCH] services: dovecot: Do not require dovecot to be glob

From: Julien Lepiller
Subject: [bug#43347] [PATCH] services: dovecot: Do not require dovecot to be globally installed.
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 17:02:04 -0400
User-agent: K-9 Mail for Android

Oh no, the reason for the symlink I think is that module packages could be installed in the same profile as dovecot to complement the directory. If you symlink it to dovecot, you can't install additional modules.

Instead, I would suggest to add an option to declare the set of additional modules. Create a union of this set of modules and dovecot itself, and symlink /etc/dovecot/modules to it (or confiqure dovecot to look into it directly, without using any global state, which is better in my opinion).

Le 11 septembre 2020 15:40:06 GMT-04:00, Pierre Langlois <> a écrit :
Hello Guix!

I noticed recently my little dovecot mailserver failed to boot, I
tracked it down to our service installing a symlink as:

/etc/dovecot/modules -> /run/current-system/profile/lib/dovecot

However, I didn't have the dovecot package globally installed, the
service does not install it AFAICT.

We could extend the service to install dovecot into the global profile,
however instead we can just symlink /etc/dovecot/modules to the dovecot
package in the store directly.

Here's the patch to do that! WDYT?


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