[Pkg-exim4-users] Exim != Exim4

Steven Wayne swayne at freeshell.org
Mon Dec 19 12:08:01 UTC 2005

On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 12:59:23PM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> > Is there something unusual about the Debian Exim{3,4} packages? Surely not
> > every package has a seperate team to look after different versions.
> Debian has the tendency of seperating software that has had its
> configuration scheme changed severely independently. It's the same for
> apache and apache2. Since there is no way to cleanly upgrade exim3 to
> exim4 without user intervention, we chose to do so for exim as well.

Yes, that makes sense. Thanks for the info.


> > That's odd, he said he has a Debian Sarge setup. He must have installed
> > Exim 3 over Exim 4. I wonder why.
> That warning is also displayed when a downgrade is forced. Just
> verified it.
> exim 4 is indeed installed by default for new sarge installs.
> When you upgrade woody to sarge, you end up with a new exim 3, and
> IIRC without warning. Too lazy to verify this.

That must have been it, it's the only thing that makes sense anyway.

Thanks for your help.


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