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

Rich McAllister rfm at pensfa.org
Sun Mar 21 20:24:20 UTC 2010

On 3/21/2010 1:18 PM, Ross Boylan wrote:
 > # 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!

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

The "failed" is generated by the invoke-rc.d when the init.d script 
returns non-zero.  (This is why I just call the /etc/init.d script 
directly, btw.)

exim4 is almost certainly running ok, but check the messages in 
/var/log/exim4/paniclog to see if there's a real problem (when this 
happens to me it's always just spamd timing out on a big/complicated 
message.)  Then null out paniclog (cat /dev/null 
 >/var/log/exim4/paniclog) to keep the message from coming out next time.


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