[Pkg-exim4-users] Interpreting debconf (partial answer)

Ross Boylan ross at biostat.ucsf.edu
Wed Sep 14 22:11:16 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-09-14 at 14:40 -0700, Ross Boylan wrote:
> What's the best way to find out what the debconf alternatives
> in /etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf are and what they mean?
> I know I could run dpkg-reconfigure, but that makes me a little nervous.
> I also recall that the clues it offered were a bit terse, given my
> relative ignorance about email.
> I've been looking in /var/cache/debconf/templates.dat, but that's
> practically unreadable.  I suspect there's a clever way to get the info,
> but I don't know it, and haven't discovered it reading the debconf man
> pages.  Also, as I said, I was hoping for a bit more info than the
> dialogs provide.
The update-exim4.conf man page has a lot of this information; sorry I
didn't notice that sooner.  However, it's still a bit cryptic,
particularly about the implications of the configuration type selected.

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