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

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Sun Nov 13 18:53:04 UTC 2016

On Sun, Nov 13, 2016 at 05:29:16PM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> 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?

It was a normal installation like jenkins has done since years, every
day… so basic debootstrap + apt-get install some packages.

(typing this in an airport and not likely to be able to further debug
this in the next 48h…)
> 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.

cc:ing the base-passwd maintainer.

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