Bug#651883: The details of dc_eximconfig_configtype in the documentation

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Sun Dec 18 10:07:11 UTC 2011

On 2011-12-12 Regid Ichira <regid23 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>   I will mention the samller patch first so that it won't get lost in
> the heavier body of this report.  I think the following will be of some
> help to beginners.  Without it, for example, the apearence of smarthost
> in the title is, in my opinion, somewhat confusing.

> --- a/README.Debian     2011-12-12 03:25:19.728941433 +0200
> +++ b/README.Debian     2011-12-12 03:24:13.000000000 +0200
> @@ -230,7 +230,7 @@ Exim 4 for Debian
>       * Outgoing mail will always be delivered to the smarthost configured
>         in exim4.

> - mail sent by smarthost; no local mail
> + satelite; mail sent by smarthost; no local mail


I am not a beginner, but I really do not think "satelite" is
clarifying things at all. People who do not know what a smarthost is
won't have any idea what a satelite means in this context either.
However "SMTP smarthost" is easily google-able.

The label in the README file currently *exactly* matches the wording
of the choices offered by debconf configuration. We would also need to
change the identifiers used in debconf, which would require
non-negligible effort.

cu andreas

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