[Pkg-exim4-users] Problems with install

Bob Zenhausern drz at enabling.org
Mon Apr 3 00:32:45 UTC 2006

Marc Haber encouraged me to read the docs.
Marc, I have been reading them but they are not helping.  I do not know if
you are following this whole thread, but let me summarize.  Maybe then you
can direct me to the most appropriate docs.

I installed sarge debian and found that I could not send mail to remote
hosts.  I looked in the Debian Readme and saw this:
 Configuration of Exim 4 in the Debian packages

   Generally, the Debian Exim 4 packages are configured through debconf.
   You have been asked some questions on package installation, and your
   initial exim configuration has been created from your answers.

I was not asked these questions during installation.  I tried to apt-get
install exim4 and got this 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

I checked to see if exim4 was running with ps and it was not.

I do not have a file called exim4.conf, although I have other files that
can be used to create exim4.conf

I have a few simple questions:

I do not think that exim4 was successfully installed and configured from
the beginning and is not running on my system.  How do I verify this?
How can I install it?

Can I uninstall the existing exim4 files and try a fresh install?  How?

Thanx for you help.

Bob Zenhausern
Enabling Support Foundation

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