Fwd: [exim] [Pkg-exim4-users] Configuring daemon-heavy to use the acl_data_check hook

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Tue Sep 19 11:23:27 UTC 2006

On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 12:54:47PM +0200, Jeremiah Foster wrote:
> On 9/18/06, Marc Haber <mh+exim-users at zugschlus.de> wrote:
> >
> >On Sun, Sep 17, 2006 at 09:23:18PM +0200, Jeremiah Foster wrote:
> >> Ah, ok, Thanks Magnus. So to reiterate, leave the configuration file
> >> un-edited and just add a file with my
> >> macros under /etc/exim4 called exim4.conf.localmacros?
> >
> >See http://pkg-exim4.alioth.debian.org/README/README.Debian.html,
> >chapter 2.1.3.
> More confused than ever after reading both the above link and the
> spec.txtfile. There is only
> one mention of a .include Macro in both, this one:
> "A macro at the start of a line may turn the line into a
> comment line or a ".include" line."

This is irrelevant for your case. I suspect that Philip meant to write


at the beginning of a line might be a no-op if SOME_MACRO is defined
as "# something" or that it might cause a different file to be
included if SOME_MACRO is defined as ".include some-different-file".
Both cases are not relevant in a sane Debian setup.

> But that does not tell me why I need the include line or the .includes
> syntax.

Which include line do you mean you need?

> Furthermore, from the web site:
> http://pkg-exim4.alioth.debian.org/README/README.Debian.html
> in section 2.1.2;
> "The data files are documented in the exim4-config_files man page."

http://wiki.debian.org/PkgExim4 says "The current README.Debian can be
found on the Web ([WWW] html [WWW] text). These two files are
generated each night from the XML Source in the [WWW] Subversion
Repository and might not be appropriate to any packaged version since
Development might be ahead of packaging."

This is a case where you have been "bitten": The README I was
referring you to is the README for the current development version,
and the man page you have been referred to is rather new.

Thanks for pointing this out. I have built a process that publishes
the current man pages for Debian exim on
http://pkg-exim4.alioth.debian.org/README/ . You can read up there.

> So I have no idea how to implement the sa-exiscan acl under debian.

sa-exiscan? You're mixing up things.

What I know about exim's spamassassin and antivirus integration, I
have learned from the exim documentation, and
from what's now on http://www.exim.org/eximwiki/EximContentScanning

After using our packages for more than a year, I think you should have
learned how to move generic exim instructions to fit into Debian's
configuration scheme. It's not all _that_ different.


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