Bug#844220: exim4: fails to install: user mail was not found

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Sun Nov 13 15:11:32 UTC 2016

Package: exim4
Version: 4.88~RC4-2
Severity: serious
Justification: package fails to install


seen in unstable since today, eg found via https://jenkins.debian.net/job/chroot-installation_sid_install_education-desktop-mate/734//console 

Setting up exim4-config (4.88~RC4-2) ...
Adding system-user for exim (v4)
2016-11-13 05:30:11 Exim configuration error in line 682 of /var/lib/exim4/config.autogenerated.tmp:
  user mail was not found
Invalid new configfile /var/lib/exim4/config.autogenerated.tmp, not installing 
/var/lib/exim4/config.autogenerated.tmp to /var/lib/exim4/config.autogenerated
dpkg: error processing package exim4-config (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

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