[Pkg-exim4-users] DEBCONFitemDEBCONF

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Mon Jul 16 12:09:43 UTC 2007

On Mon, Jul 16, 2007 at 02:54:25PM +0300, David Baron wrote:
> On Monday 16 July 2007, Marc Haber wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 16, 2007 at 02:28:17PM +0300, David Baron wrote:
> > > I am running the latest and greatest of Debian Sid and all seems fine.
> > > The DEBCONFitemDEBONF is now a non-issue and I placed the macro
> > > attempting to surpress "false positive" warnings. See and next boot
> > > because that is when I get them.
> >
> > Why do you still need to have DEBCONFsomethingDEBCONF strings in your
> > config? If you don't, remove them and the warning suppression macro.
> The warnings are false. An fgrep yielded only .old and .save files which were 
> saved by the installation or by me. I have since deleted them.

If you have deleted them, you can remove the macro as well. The check
in update-exim4.conf is somewhat primitive, but that's a feature. See
NEWS.Debian.gz, it's documented.

> > I do not have any idea how this complex setup behaves. Why don't you
> > use exim's built-in interfaces to spamassassin and the virus scanner?
> Documentation (maybe now long long outdated) recommended doing it this
> way, at least for spamassassin.

Yes. It is ususally a bad idea to blindly follow random googled HOWTOs
without actually understanding what they do. Exim can directly
interface with spamassassin and virus scanners for at least three years.


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