[Pkg-exim4-users] Exim.conf file
jeremiah.foster at gmail.com
Mon Apr 3 17:30:29 UTC 2006
On Sun, 2006-04-02 at 16:17 -0500, Bob Zenhausern wrote:
> I looked for exim4.conf
> locate exim4.conf
> and got this output
This is part of the problem with the debian package, there are too many
weird files! I mean update-exim4.conf.conf? That is a really bad name.
This is the reason I use the tar file from exim's web site and do not
use the package under debian.
> I think this means I do not have an exim4.conf file which is consistent
> with the fact that I could not install exim4 and so did not go through the
> installation procedure that normally happens at install.
> To be sure I took a look at the exim4 dir in /etc
> drz at ESFServer:~$ cd /etc/exim4
> drz at ESFServer:/etc/exim4$ ls -l
> total 84
> drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 4096 2006-03-25 00:37 conf.d
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 67073 2006-02-22 05:49 exim4.conf.template
> -rw-r----- 1 root Debian-exim 1042 2006-02-22 05:49 passwd.client
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1026 2006-03-25 00:37 update-exim4.conf.conf
> I kept looking
> drz at ESFServer:/etc/exim4$ cd conf.d
> drz at ESFServer:/etc/exim4/conf.d$ ls -l
> total 28
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2006-03-25 00:37 acl
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2006-03-25 00:37 auth
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2006-03-25 00:37 main
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2006-03-25 00:37 retry
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2006-03-25 00:37 rewrite
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2006-03-25 00:37 router
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2006-03-25 00:37 transport
> I took a quick look in these dirs and it did not look like anything
> I am tempted to try a totally new install since I do not have any real
> data on the server.
Personally I think this is a good idea for two reasons:
1. It is easier to install the exim package from exim directly
and not have to mess with the debian set up.
2. You can use the exim mailing list for help.
(exim users <exim-users at exim.org>)
The exim mailing list has some pretty seasoned professionals so you are
sure to get good help there and the traffic on the mailinglist is much
higher. I am sure there are people who would disagree with me however,
so take my advice as just one opinion amongst many.
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