[Pkg-exim4-users] does failed mean failed?

Ross Boylan RossBoylan at stanfordalumni.org
Sun Mar 21 20:18:51 UTC 2010

Thanks for the tip on the regex.  For the record, I was able to define a
new value for the macro in main/00_local, so no need to touch the
shipped config files.

# invoke-rc.d exim4 reload
Reloading exim4 configuration files: exim4.
ALERT: exim paniclog /var/log/exim4/paniclog has non-zero size, mail system possibly broken ... failed!

config.autogenerated is regenerated, with the new values, despite the
message.  exim seems to have restarted; its log shows
2010-03-21 13:09:29 pid 1299: SIGHUP received: re-exec daemon
2010-03-21 13:09:29 exim 4.71 daemon started: pid=1299, -q30m, listening for SMTP on port 25 (IPv6 and IPv4)
2010-03-21 13:09:29 Start queue run: pid=14750
2010-03-21 13:09:29 End queue run: pid=14750

What exactly failed?  Is this more of a warning that something has gone

The message does not seem to be in /etc/init.d/exim4
or /usr/sbin/update-exim4.conf.

Ross Boylan

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