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

Ross Boylan ross at biostat.ucsf.edu
Wed Sep 28 22:03:16 UTC 2005

[I sent an earlier response, but it seems to have vanished amidst my
mail troubles.]
On Thu, 2005-09-15 at 07:54 +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 14, 2005 at 03:11:16PM -0700, Ross Boylan wrote:
> > 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.
> If you don't tell us what's bad, we can't fix it.
> Patches appreciated.
I can't patch what I don't understand :)  But I can tell you what I
don't understand.

The main thing is 
    The main configration  type.  One  of  "internet", "smarthost",
    "satellite", "local", "exim3manual" or "none".
What do the different choices mean?  For starters, "smarthost" means the
system uses a smarthost, or it is a smarthost?

How do the choices affect the meaning, interpretation, or necessity of
defining the other variables?  In some cases (e.g., dc_readhost,
dc_hide_mailname) a dependency is explicitly noted, but in others
(dc_relay_*, dc_smarthost) I have a feeling it may matter as well.

How does dc_readhost and dc_hide_mailname interact with each other and
with address rewriting, /etc/host, and /etc/mailname?

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