Can't call out to dovecot --exec-mail imap w/ new dovecot

Justus Winter 4winter at
Fri Oct 28 20:12:58 BST 2011

Hi Ian,

Quoting Ian Dalton (2011-10-28 19:33:48)
>Up to now, I've had the following in .offlineimap:
>[Repository Dovecot]
>type = IMAP
>preauthtunnel = /usr/sbin/dovecot --exec-mail imap
>But with the latest Ubuntu, dovecot has no such option.  How can I make
>offlineimap call out to dovecot now?  I've read documentation and
>googled to no avail so far.

I'm using

type = IMAP
preauthtunnel = ssh -o ClearAllForwardings=yes -o ControlPath=none -o Compression=yes -q myhost 'ionice -c 3 chrt --idle 0 /bin/sh -c "MAIL=maildir:~/Maildir exec /usr/lib/dovecot/imap"'

with both 1.2.9-1ubuntu6.5 from ubuntu/lucid and 2.0.15-1 from

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