[Pkg-exim4-users] Exim != Exim4

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Mon Dec 19 11:39:11 UTC 2005

On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 10:19:37AM +0000, Steven Wayne wrote:
> I've just had a call for help on another mailing list because:
> > I wanted exim so did "apt-get install exim" - unaware that it was the
> > older version at the time.
> Are you ever going to get rid of Exim3, or at least rename them so the
> above doesn't happen?

exim 3 is a completely independent package. We don't have any saying
about what happens. I surely hope that exim 3 will be removed in
Debian etch, due for release in late 2006.

Actually, exim 3 packages in Debian sarge and later versions say on

exim 3.x and 4.x
This is a package of exim 3.x. This is no longer supported upstream,
and only remains in debian to support users with existing exim 3
installations. We strongly reccommend exim 4.x (which is in the exim4
package) for new installations. We suggest users with existing exim 3
installations consider upgrading, particularly if they have fairly
simple configurations.

So, it is just a matter of reading.


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