Bug#702988: exim4: Possible incorrect handling of exim's pid file in /etc/init.d/exim4 script

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Tue Aug 13 19:37:48 UTC 2013

On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 07:43:52PM +0100, Christian.Andretzky at MB.TU-Chemnitz.DE wrote:
> Package: exim4
> Version: 4.80-7
> Severity: normal
> First of all - I don't know, if the following has something to do with the
> problem described in bug #693696.
> As far as I know, a pid file should be removed after stopping/killing the
> related process.  Here it seems that the related pid file (defined in
> /etc/init/d/exim4) is not removed after the related process has stopped.


I think you are right. I will need to find out whether this needs to be
fixed in exim or the init-script. (The bug is there even with the fix
for 693696).

Thanks for the report
cu Andreas

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