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I am using ubuntu 12.04 and dovecot version is 1.2.9, I want to upgrade my dovecot version from 1.2.9 to 2.1.7

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Obviously it's not that smooth as upgrading the package – Andrew Smith Jun 26 '12 at 11:19

If you need to install a more recent version of a package that is not available in the repositories, you need to find/create the suitable .deb file(s). Alternatively, you can always download the source code from the official website and build it yourself.

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step 1: wget Step 2: tar -zxvf dovecot-2.1.7.tar.gz Step 3: ./configure make sudo make install Step 4: sudo /etc/init.d/dovecot restart Step 5: dovecot --version – Jahanzeb Jun 26 '12 at 11:53

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