[Pkg-exim4-users] Exim.conf file

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Tue Apr 4 17:59:34 UTC 2006

On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 07:30:29PM +0200, Jeremiah Foster 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.

That might be fine for you, but it is really really bad advice for the
vast majority of the people on this list.

Building exim from source needs _much_ more knowledge than installing
the Debian package, and getting exim to run from source needs like ten
times the documentation study that Debian needs.

> > 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:

Personally I think this is a bad idea for the following reason:
  * The Original Poster's problem is not with exim
  * The Original Poster's problem is with Debian's packaging system
  * The Original Poster's system has not even started to set up exim
    since it breaks at a much earlier stage.

> 	1. It is easier to install the exim package from exim directly 
> 	and not have to mess with the debian set up.

I dispute this.

> 	2. You can use the exim mailing list for help. 
> 	(exim users <exim-users at exim.org>)

The people on exim-users expect people to be in good control of their
OS, which the OP is not.

> I am sure there are people who would disagree with me  however,
> so take my advice as just one opinion amongst many.

Jeremiahs advice is bad. I advise ignoring it.


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