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

Marc Haber mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de
Sun Nov 13 16:29:16 UTC 2016

On Sun, Nov 13, 2016 at 03:11:32PM +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> 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

Can you please verify that the user mail is present on the system?

If it is present, please note this in this bug.

If it is not present, check the correctness of the essential package
base-passwd, which is responsible to keep the user mail present on all
Debian systems (and which packages can explicitly rely on). If
base-passwd is correct, and mail not present, check why the user is
not there.


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