Ubuntu/Dovecot/Installing for Source

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noteThis Page was written with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in mind, and may not work correctly with other versions or distributions.

This page will walk you threw installing Dovecot 2.2.18 on a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server.

apt-get install -y git gcc make nginx mysql-server-5.5 \
   mysql-client-5.5 libmysqld-dev libdb-dev libssl-dev
echo "postfix:x:89:89::/var/spool/postfix:/sbin/nologin" >> /etc/passwd
echo "postdrop:x:90:90::/var/spool/postfix:/sbin/nologin" >> /etc/passwd
echo "postfix:x:89:" >> /etc/group
echo "postdrop:x:90:" >> /etc/group
mkdir /var/src
cd /var/src/
wget ftp://ftp.reverse.net/pub/postfix/official/postfix-2.11.6.tar.gz
wget http://dovecot.org/releases/2.2/dovecot-2.2.18.tar.gz
tar -xzf postfix-2.11.6.tar.gz
tar -xzf dovecot-2.2.18.tar.gz
cd postfix-2.11.6/
make makefiles 'CCARGS=-DHAS_MYSQL \
   -I/usr/include/mysql -DUSE_TLS' 'AUXLIBS=-L/usr/lib/mysql \
   -lmysqlclient -lz -lm -lssl -lcrypto' && make
#make install
cd /var/src/dovecot-2.2.18/
./configure && make && make install