[Pkg-exim4-users] smarthost-config not working; unrouteable, frozen

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Mon Jul 13 17:30:47 UTC 2009

Christoph Krell <christoph.krell at xidras.com> wrote:
> I had exim4 running on debian 5.0 before, but i had to switch back to 
> 4.0, so i decided to copy the /etc/exim4, but that just didn't work.
> So i deleted the /etc/exim4 by hand (that was a bad idea, got me in 
> trouble when reinstalling) and ended up reinstalling all exim4-packages.

> Unfortunatly, exim4 still won't work. I get the following errors for 
> every mail:
> error message to root at ETC_MAILNAME (frozen)
> Don't know where to look at. Could there be some old config-files that 
> are still interfering?

Either that, or some missing ones.

Do you still have a copy of the old working exim4 configuration for
Debian 5.0?

If yes you could simply echange your broken /etc/exim4 with the backup
copy and install exim4 from backports.org.

If not I would go through the painful reinstall route:

dpkg --force-depends --purge exim4-config
apt-get install exim4-config

cu andreas
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