[Pkg-exim4-users] Configuring under Etch

Ross Boylan ross at biostat.ucsf.edu
Thu May 24 17:36:50 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-05-24 at 14:57 +0100, Neil S. Briscoe wrote:
> I got to configure Exim4 under Etch today for the first time.
> During initial setup, a little mistake was made, and the alert about the 
> non-empty paniclog was useful, since it led to a fix of the problem.
> The box is now in situ, and working well, but one little tweak was 
> needed.  During invoke-rc.d I get an alert of a non-zero paniclog.
> The only thing in there is the error message from the original 
> configuration error.  This latter alert is not helpful.  It leads one to 
> believe there is a mistake in the change you have just made, whereas 
> infact, nothing is wrong.
> Just my humble opinion you understand.
> Regards
> Neil
You have to clear out the paniclog to stop the warning.  I'm not sure if
deleting the file is OK, or if one must have the file with 0 bytes.

cat paniclog >> paniclog.1 first to save the error message.

You're not the only one who has suggested changing this behavior.  It is
by design, but I recall the package maintainers have said they would
consider a patch.

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