Bug#728707: heirloom-mailx does not seem to understand the -s option properly

Andy Bennett andyjpb at knodium.com
Mon Nov 4 13:37:45 UTC 2013

Package: exim4-base
Version: 4.72-6+squeeze3

If /etc/alternatives/mail points to /usr/bin/heirloom-mailx rather than
/usr/bin/bsd-mailx then /etc/cron.daily/exim4-base fails with "exim
abandoned: unknown, malformed, or incomplete option -s<fqdn>" where
<fqdn> is the output of "hostname --fqdn".

I fixed this by removing the heirloom-mailx package and installing the
bsd-mailx package.


andyjpb at knodium.com

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