[Pkg-exim4-users] update-exim4.conf.8 is lacking information
regid23 at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 17 19:58:19 UTC 2012
Would I better filed a bug, rather then posting to
update-exim4.conf.8 doesn't mention /etc/mailname at all. On the
other hand, it does describe the operation of
/usr/sbin/update-exim4.conf, and makes comments about replacing it
by a handcrafted script.
The patch also mentions that a handcrafted version should return
success (0) exit code.
For these reasons, I suggest this patch:
--- a/update-exim4.conf.8 2012-08-17 15:34:53.111766133 +0300
+++ b/update-exim4.conf.8 2012-08-17 15:26:09.000000000 +0300
@@ -95,6 +95,8 @@ Exim will use this file if it exists and
Additionally you might want to set
in /etc/exim4/update\-exim4.conf.conf to stop debconf from asking you questions about exim4.
+The handcrafted version should return success (0) exit code.
+One reason is that it is called by exim's init script /etc/init.d/exim4.
exits silently and does nothing if /etc/exim4/exim4.conf exists and \-o
@@ -139,6 +141,14 @@ variable CFILEMODE. If CFILEMODE is neit
Change this to 0640 if you are keeping sensitive information (LDAP credentials
et. al.) in there.
+One other file that
+uses is /etc/mailname. Even though it was not mentioned so far by this+manual page, it is an important file. It holds the system "mail name".
+This name will also be used by other programs. Which is why
+is using the traditional file to read the name from.
.SH CONFIGURATION VARIABLES
All lists given in configuration variables are semicolon-separated. In
the past, they used to be colon separated. This was changed to
@@ -314,6 +324,10 @@ would be greatly appreciated.
+Traditional file to hold the system mail name.
Exim's main configuration file
@@ -330,6 +344,7 @@ which may be hand-edited, and is read as
.SH SEE ALSO
.BR exim (8),
/usr/share/doc/exim4\-base/ and for general notes and details about interaction
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