Bug#577633: exim4-config: update-exim4.conf always checks /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template (also if split config is used)

Chris_S cedus at phreaker.net
Tue Apr 13 09:31:23 UTC 2010

Package: exim4-config
Version: 4.69-9
Severity: minor

-- Package-specific info:
Exim version 4.69 #1 built 30-Sep-2008 18:26:35
Copyright (c) University of Cambridge 2006
Berkeley DB: Berkeley DB 4.6.21: (September 27, 2007)
Support for: crypteq iconv() IPv6 GnuTLS move_frozen_messages
Lookups: lsearch wildlsearch nwildlsearch iplsearch cdb dbm dbmnz dnsdb dsearch nis nis0 passwd
Authenticators: cram_md5 plaintext
Routers: accept dnslookup ipliteral manualroute queryprogram redirect
Transports: appendfile/maildir/mailstore autoreply lmtp pipe smtp
Fixed never_users: 0
Size of off_t: 8
Configuration file is /var/lib/exim4/config.autogenerated

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.4
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-15, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO-8859-15 (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages exim4-config depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.110      add and remove users and groups
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.24     Debian configuration management sy

exim4-config recommends no packages.

exim4-config suggests no packages.

-- debconf information excluded

I upgraded from Etch to Lenny and used non-split-config first, after changing to split-config I
always get 2 times "/etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template: No such file or directory" while running 
The reason I believe are the left-over-checks in line 424 and 432 which are always grepping
the /etc/exim4/conf.d AND the /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template. In my opinion there should be
a check before to determine which configuration-type is used and then grepped against the
used scheme (directory OR file).

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