[Pkg-exim4-users] Installation problem

Jeremiah Foster jeremiah at devmodul.com
Sat Apr 1 08:16:30 UTC 2006

Hey there drz!

On Fri, 2006-03-31 at 16:05 +0000, drz at speakeasy.net wrote:
> I am a linux newbie and installling debian for the first time. 

More information on how you are installing debian, which version of
debian, what you are going to use it for (i.e. home machine, web server,
etc.) would be helpful.

>  I am trying to install exim4, but get this error message:

exim4 is an MTA, a mail transferring tool. Is this what you want? These
tools are rather more complex than your standard web server and can open
you up to some rather serious issues, like turning your home machine
into a spam server, if you are not careful.

> E: This installation run will require temporarily removing the essential package e2fsprogs due to a Conflicts/Pre-Depends loop. This is often bad, but if you really want to do it, activate the APT::Force-LoopBreak option.
> E: Internal Error, Could not early remove e2fsprogs
What were you using when you installed exim4? Where you using apt-get?

> I do not know how to activate the APT::Force-LoopBreak option and do not know whether I should do it given the statement: "This is often bad"
> Any help will be appreciated.
If you could provide some more information that would be helpful to
people on this list and others who might have your issues as well.

Best regards,


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