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[Bug 1087753] Dovecot fails to start, complaining "Can't open log file /var/log/dovecot.log: Permission denied"
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  • Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:46:56 +0000
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--- Comment #5 from Shad Sterling <me@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> ---
That's my question on serverfault. In my case, logging to syslog doesn't work,
and (naturally?) doesn't log any errors. Logging to `/var/log/dovecot` was the
default when I started using dovecot (a rather long time ago); if you're going
to prohibit using the former default, you should update dovecot so I'll see an
`/etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-logging.conf.rpmnew` with a comment along the lines of

## Logging anywhere but syslog is now prohibited by the default apparmor
## You can customize the apparmor profile by editing

Even better if you have the necessary line as a comment in that file. For my
system the necessary line is

/var/log/dovecot w,

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