[Pkg-exim4-users] Exim.conf file

Jeremiah Foster jeremiah.foster at gmail.com
Wed Apr 5 07:30:23 UTC 2006


Just because someone disagrees with you or the debian maintainer does
not mean they are a troll. I have discussed the debian exim package with
a number of experienced UNIX admins and many agree that they debian exim
package is broken. Yours is a typical debian user's attitude though; use
pejorative expletives and name-calling rather than referring to the
facts. A quick look at the volume of traffic on the exim mailing list
versus this list will show any impartial observer that the vast majority
of exim users do not use debian.

On Tue, 2006-04-04 at 19:33 +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> On 2006-04-03 Jeremiah Foster <jeremiah.foster at gmail.com> wrote:

> > 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

You actually left out some steps: answering questions in debconf for
example, running update-exim.conf, building /etc/aliases. These things
are hard to do when you use the debian package beacause the debian
package does not compare in quality or clarity to the exim package.

> with
> download tarball
> setup EDITME, selecting the wanted features
> install build-dependcies
> compile
> install
> $EDITOR /etc/exim4/exim4.conf
> cu and- am I feeding a troll? -reas

When building from the upstream source one is forced to read the exim
docs and therefor one learns much more about exim and how it works. The
debian "magic" obscures important information.


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