Bug#508165: exim4-config: exim4 install fails with dpkg-statoverride: non-existing group Debian-exim

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Mon Dec 8 16:40:25 UTC 2008

On 2008-12-08 Andreas Metzler <ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org> wrote:
> On 2008-12-08 Will Hargrave <will at harg.net> wrote:
> > Oh, and I forgot to mention, obviously I added 'Debian-exim' group and it then
> > proceeded to install fine.

> Hello,
> Can you reproduce this bug? The respective code (for adding
> users) has not changed in ages and I am unable to reproduce it here.

Afaict you would need to somehow end up with system with a Debian-exim
user but without a Debian-exim group.

 This requires either
* manual intervention
* adduser --system --group --quiet --home /var/spool/exim4
  --no-create-home --disabled-login --force-badname Debian-exim
  both adding the user and failing to create the group and nevertheless
  exiting with exitcode 0.

cu andreas
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