[Pkg-exim4-maintainers] Bug#258311: exim4: Needs db4 support

Andreas Metzler Andreas Metzler <ametzler@logic.univie.ac.at>, 258311@bugs.debian.org
Wed, 28 Jul 2004 17:17:04 +0200

On Thu, Jul 08, 2004 at 01:21:24PM -0700, Tor Slettnes wrote:
> Package: exim4
> Version: 4.34-2
> Severity: normal
> My +relay_from_hosts list contains:
>   net-dbmnz:/var/lib/drac/dracd.db
> However, the latest version of DRAC uses the "db4" format for this
> data, replacing "db3" used in earlier versions.  According to the
> changelog, that was because Debian's "sendmail" and "postfix" packages
> were both built to use "db4".
> Exim should probably follow suit, sooner rather than later.
> DRAC is used by e.g. Cyrus.

This will not happen for sarge, because there is just not enough time
to test it.

Contrary to my initial believe the upgrade for exim will be simple,
just flush /var/spool/exim4/db* in postinst. However the important
question is how well exim-db4.2 could access berkeley-dbs of other
programs for reading. This does not only apply to DRAC but also to
POP and IMAP-servers' userdatabases.

There is simply not enough time to test this, imho it would need about
a month in sid but I only have two days before the freeze left.
                cu andreas