[Pkg-exim4-users] exim4 issues

Sebastian Tennant sebyte at smolny.plus.com
Sun May 4 00:00:18 UTC 2008

Quoth Marc Haber <mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de>:
> On Sat, May 03, 2008 at 01:20:42PM -0700, Francesco Pietra wrote:
>> Upgrading i386 from etch to lenny has resulted in a few errors concerning
>> exim4-daemon-ligth
>> at
>> exim4
>> bsd-mailx
>> mailx
> If you don't show these errors, noone can help.
It's good that Francesco brought this up or I would have completely
forgotten... I think I can explain the problem a little further.

The upgrade has broken the init script.  Running:

  $ EX4DEBUG=t /etc/init.d/exim4 start

enabled me to write this workaround:

  case ${QUEUERUNNER} in
    start_daemon -p "$PIDFILE" \
      "$DAEMON" -bd "-q${QFLAGS}${QUEUEINTERVAL}" \
    log_progress_msg "exim4"

If the commented out line is not commented out exim4 will fail with a
complaint about incompatible command-line options.

The value of all three variables in a stock Debian (/etc/default/exim4)
is the empty string '' but still it causes an error.


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