[Pkg-exim4-users] Exim.conf file

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Tue Apr 4 17:33:50 UTC 2006

On 2006-04-03 Jeremiah Foster <jeremiah.foster at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-04-02 at 16:17 -0500, Bob Zenhausern wrote:
> > I looked for exim4.conf
> >  locate exim4.conf
> > and got this output
> > 
> > /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template
> > /etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf
> > /usr/sbin/update-exim4.conf
> > /usr/sbin/update-exim4.conf.template
> > /usr/share/man/man8/update-exim4.conf.8.gz
> > /usr/share/man/man8/update-exim4.conf.template.8.gz

> 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.

In that case you are using the tar file from exim's web site for the
wrong reason. Install the debian package, throw your handcrafted
configuration into /etc/exim4/exim4.conf and the whole Debian "magic"
is switched off.

> > 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.

BS. Compare:

apt-get install exim4-daemon-heavy
$EDITOR /etc/exim4/exim4.conf


download tarball
setup EDITME, selecting the wanted features
install build-dependcies
$EDITOR /etc/exim4/exim4.conf

cu and- am I feeding a troll? -reas
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