I used to use FreeBSD ports in all related server job. I don’t remember what ports that might behave strangely in my mail server until I remember last portupgrade job. I upgrade dovecot to latest version. I think if I downgrade dovecot ports I’ll get my stable mail server back 🙂
Here’s my steps to downgrade dovecot ports : ( similar way applicable to other FreeBSD ports)
1. Find out installed dovecot version :
mail2# pkg_info | grep dovecot
dovecot-1.0.13_1 Secure and compact IMAP and POP3 servers
2. Install portdowngrade (use ports) and execute portdowngrade after rehash.
I took freebsdanoncvs@anoncvs.FreeBSD.org as cvs server from here :
mail2# portdowngrade dovecot -s freebsdanoncvs@anoncvs.FreeBSD.org:/home/ncvs
portdowngrade 0.6 by Heiner Eichmann
Please note, that nothing is changed in the ports tree
unless it is explicitly permitted in step 6!