[Pkg-exim4-users] Problems with install

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Mon Apr 3 05:29:31 UTC 2006

On Sun, Apr 02, 2006 at 07:32:45PM -0500, Bob Zenhausern wrote:
> 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
> =================================================================

You have been told that there is something wrong with your system and
that you do not have an exim problem. You might want to ask on
debian-user, or follow the advice that you have received here, that
using aptitude insteat of apt-get might help. This is also mentioned
in the Debian sarge release notes.

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

The docs that you have claimed to read clearly say that a normal
Debian exim4 installation does not repeat not use any file called
exim4.conf. The exim4.conf mechanism is offered as an option for exim
experts (which you are clearly not) to allow them to use their own,
hand-crafted configuration.

I bet that your system didn't even try to install exim4 because of the
dependency loop that apt-get has detected.

> 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?

Fix your system.

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

Fix your system first.


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