Bug#946806: exim4-base: Smarthost with SMTPS (to port 465) is missing - requires recompilation

Karl Schmidt karl at xtronics.com
Sun Dec 15 23:52:39 GMT 2019

Package: exim4-base
Version: 4.92-8+deb10u3
Severity: normal

The use of SMTPS is rather standard these days - (thunderbird, k9 outlook etc.. ) all support this.

Without openSSL one can't have a smart-host transport with: driver =  smtps

A breadcrum for others: According to exim.org docs  one must recompile and change USE_OPENSSL=yes in Local/Makefile to USE_GNUTLS=yes

It could be there needs to be two packages - exim4-gnutl and exim4-openssl

At the very least the README.Debian should start out with which version it is.

-- Package-specific info:
Exim version 4.92 #3 built 27-Sep-2019 16:09:35
Copyright (c) University of Cambridge, 1995 - 2018
(c) The Exim Maintainers and contributors in ACKNOWLEDGMENTS file, 2007 - 2018
Berkeley DB: Berkeley DB 5.3.28: (September  9, 2013)
Support for: crypteq iconv() IPv6 PAM Perl Expand_dlfunc GnuTLS move_frozen_messages Content_Scanning DANE DKIM DNSSEC Event OCSP PRDR PROXY SOCKS TCP_Fast_Open
Lookups (built-in): lsearch wildlsearch nwildlsearch iplsearch cdb dbm dbmjz dbmnz dnsdb dsearch ldap ldapdn ldapm mysql nis nis0 passwd pgsql sqlite
Authenticators: cram_md5 cyrus_sasl dovecot plaintext spa tls
Routers: accept dnslookup ipliteral iplookup manualroute queryprogram redirect
Transports: appendfile/maildir/mailstore/mbx autoreply lmtp pipe smtp
Malware: f-protd f-prot6d drweb fsecure sophie clamd avast sock cmdline
Fixed never_users: 0
Configure owner: 0:0
Size of off_t: 8
Configuration file search path is /etc/exim4/exim4.conf:/var/lib/exim4/config.autogenerated
Configuration file is /etc/exim4/exim4.conf

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 10.2
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable'), (500, 'stable-updates')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-6-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages exim4-base depends on:
ii  adduser                        3.118
ii  cron [cron-daemon]             3.0pl1-134+deb10u1
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]          1.5.71
ii  exim4-config [exim4-config-2]  4.92-8+deb10u3
ii  libc6                          2.28-10
ii  libdb5.3                       5.3.28+dfsg1-0.5
ii  lsb-base                       10.2019051400
ii  netbase                        5.6

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