[Pkg-exim4-users] Install error: user mail was not found

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Wed Jan 11 19:31:04 UTC 2006

On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 06:46:53PM +0000, Mark wrote:
> On attempting to install exim4 I keep getting stuck with a "user mail was not 
> found" error.
> User mail and its group _do_ exist.

Are there other users with the same uid/gid? what do getent passwd
mail and getent group mail say?

> I discovered the same problem already discussed, but did not see the solution. 
> See:
> http://groups.google.com/group/linux.debian.bugs.dist/browse_frm/thread/f9fa82a4fdcf8d2c/928f99e1de29b130?lnk=st&q=%22user+mail+was+not+found%22&rnum=2&hl=en#928f99e1de29b130

That's Debian Bug #376589 which turned out to be an error in the
chroot that was used on that system. The root directory needs to be
world readable.


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