When I updated Dovecot to it's newest version today I got the following error at the end:
So... first it says that it does not find the file, then it is already there... Anyway after that I restarted Dovecot and everything is OK:
FreeBSD 11.3 here.
Restarting dovecot. Stopping dovecot: cat: /var/run/dovecot/master.pid: No such file or directory usage: kill [-s signal_name] pid ... kill -l [exit_status] kill -signal_name pid ... kill -signal_number pid ... [ FAILED ] Starting dovecot: [ OK ] Fatal: Dovecot is already running with PID 90184 (read from /var/run/dovecot/master.pid)
root@srv2:/usr/local/directadmin/custombuild # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/dovecot restart Stopping dovecot: [ OK ] Starting dovecot: [ OK ]