[Pkg-exim4-users] Installation problem

drz at speakeasy.net drz at speakeasy.net
Sat Apr 1 16:06:15 UTC 2006

Jeremiah wrote:

> 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 downloaded the file: debian-31r1a-i386-netinstall from the debian site.
I think this is version 3.1 revision 1

I have been running a linux system for some time, but I have always had help in the installation and I still need it.  I am running a server for a non-profit providning services to persons with disabilities.  The current system is still running: www.enabling.org and it provides free web hosting, mailboxes, and mailman lists for non-commercial purposes.  When that system was installed for me, exim was also installed and I assume I need to continue this for mail and mailman services.

> 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.

I can see that right now when I look at the exim logs.  Spammers are trying to use me and are rejected because the server is set not to relay.  When I get the system functional I would appreciate direction on the docs to help me avoid a spammer.

> What were you using when you installed exim4? Where you using apt-get?

I used the command: apt-get install exim4.  I got the files with no problem but the installation failed with the message:

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

Let me know if you need any other info.


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