Missing dovecot doveadm utility

I have a CentOS 5 server that is running dovecot for IMAP.  I recently ran into an issue where I need to do some work with the doveadm utility, however for whatever reason, the utility seems to be missing from my machine.

The whole machine was installed and setup using yum and rpm packages, so I would've expected the utility to have been installed with the dovecot package.

Anyone know why it might be missing? And / or what I can do to find it or get it re-installed?
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ThomasMcA2Commented:
Try this command to find which package is missing:

sudo yum whatprovides doveadm

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gheistCommented:
n RHEL5+ it is
yum provides *bin/doveadm
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gheistCommented:
dovecot in EPEL5 does not include doveadm, as it predates doveadm by 2,5 years approximately.
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VoloxAuthor Commented:
Darn! That's what I was afraid of... so is there a 'retrofit' for doveadm to the backdated versions? And / or can I just copy down doveadm from a new server that has it? Or is that asking for major trouble?
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gheistCommented:
RHEL5 includes dovecot v1.0
RHEL6 includes dovecot v2.0
RHEL7 includes fovecot v2.2
Those are completely incompatible versions and you need to follow lengthy migration guide for each version upgrade
What I can suggest is to compile dovecot 2.2 on old system as part of migration to RHEL7.
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VoloxAuthor Commented:
Thanks @gheist  I decided it wasn't worth it since the reason I needed doveadm was to trim mailbox content down before I migrated to an upgraded machine. I just skipped that step and copied over the entire mailboxes and I'll trim them down on the new server.
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gheistCommented:
Good choice. New machines have bigger and faster disks....
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