[Pkg-exim4-users] Exim.conf file

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Wed Apr 5 17:30:06 UTC 2006

On 2006-04-05 Jeremiah Foster <jeremiah.foster at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

No, it does not. It shows that Debian specific setup questions are off
topic for e-u.

> 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,

About two or three, mainly "No, no debconf configuration, please.".

> running update-exim.conf,

not necessary (actually a noop), as you are running a hand-carved

> building /etc/aliases.

You'll have a *basic* /etc/aliases after installation of the package
(as you would after make install.)

> 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.

I cannot parse that. Answering the 2-3 questions is not difficult,
running update-exim.conf is unnecessary, and /etc/aliases already
exists. So all in all my original comparison holds.

> > 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.

That is besides the point, as we are talking of exim /installation/
without using the debian *configuration* magic.
   cu andreas
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