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I've just updated my database engine to MariaDB (5.5.40-MariaDB-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 - (Ubuntu)). Everything else (Apache2 :80, :443, phpMyAdmin, Webmin, etc.) but Dovecot is working.

I'm not quite sure which package needs to be installed to replace the /usr/lib/dovecot shared libraries that enable Dovecot to talk to MariaDB. Mysql used to use libdriver_mysql.so, and a couple others.

Anyone able to advise?

Edit
I removed MySQL using

apt-get remove --purge mysql-server mysql-client mysql-common  
apt-get autoremove  
apt-get autoclean  

These commands also removed PHPMYADMIN and MYSQLI. So when I installed MariaDB, I included the following packages:

apt-get install mariadb-server mariadb-client libmariadbclient-dev libmariadbd-dev phpmyadmin  

You might not require the dev packages, but I installed them anyway.
To get phpMyAdmin working again on SSL only, I had to reconfigure etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf to include the http=>https rewrite.

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Installing the packages below:

apt-get install dovecot-mysql  
apt-get install libclass-dbi-mysql-perl

I also reinstalled

apt-get install php-auth
apt-get install php-pear
apt-get install postfix-mysql

You might find that these last three are already installed by libclass-dbi-mysql-perl but on my test server I had to manually install them.

Everything is now working fine. :)

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