proposed addition to Roundup README.Debian (was Re: [Pkg-exim4-users] Re: pipe aliases and permissions)

Faheem Mitha faheem at
Tue Dec 13 07:31:57 UTC 2005

On Tue, 13 Dec 2005, Marc Haber wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at 08:37:09PM -0500, Faheem Mitha wrote:
>> On Sun, 11 Dec 2005, Marc Haber wrote:
>>> On Sat, Dec 10, 2005 at 08:09:49PM -0500, Faheem Mitha wrote:

> Was the alias entry with the roundup pipe still present in
> /etc/aliases when you tried?

Oh, right. I forgot all about that. Yes, it is still there, in fact. 
Sorry. Ok, I'll take out that para,

>> Can you be more explicit? What alias are you referring to?
> newtracker: "|/usr/bin/python /usr/bin/roundup-mailgw /var/lib/roundup/trackers/newtracker/"


>> The following configuration has been tested on Debian Sarge with Exim4.
>> The following three config files, when dropped into
>> /etc/exim4/conf.d/, should do what it necessary. Note that as per
>> directions in the Debian Exim README.Debian, the monolithic file
>> (unsplit configuration) /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template can be rebuilt
>> from the conf.d files by running 'update-exim4.conf.template -r'.
> This will overwrite any local changes to update-exim4.conf.template.
> Users should be warned.


> In the README, I'd refer to the exim4 README.


>> NB. The roundup_router needs to come before system_aliases, otherwise Exim
>> will complain that 'pipe_transport unset in system_aliases router', and
>> defer the message. Using 050 ensures that it is included before
>> system_aliases, which is
>> /etc/exim4/conf.d/router/400_exim4-config_system_aliases.
> Again, I do not think that this paragraph is necessary and that you
> are suffering from the remnants of your experiments with the alias file.

Agreed. Paragraph will be removed.

I'll go ahead and file a wishlist bug report against the Debian Roundup 
package, and copy the link here.

Thanks.                                                         Faheem.

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