Updating Dovecot for Debian
A tweet of a friend pointed me at the removal of dovecot from Debian/testing, which surprised me a bit. Investigating the situation it seems that Dovecot in Debian is lagging a bit behind in releases, and hasn’t seen responses to some RC bugs. This sounds critical to me as dovecot is a core part of many mail setups, so I prepared updated packages.
Based on the latest released version of Dovecot, 2.3.10, I have made a package starting from the current Debian packaging and adjusted to the newer upstream. The package builds on Debian Buster (10), Testing, and Unstable on i386 and x64 archs. The packages are available on OBS, as usual:
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-dovecot/Debian_Unstable/ ./
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-dovecot/Debian_Testing/ ./
For Debian 10 Buster:
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-dovecot/Debian_10/ ./
To make these repositories work, don’t forget that you need to import my OBS gpg key: obs-npreining.asc, best to download it and put the file into
These packages are provided without any warranty. Enjoy.