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Re: [vox-tech] init scripts on Debian problems with upgrade
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Re: [vox-tech] init scripts on Debian problems with upgrade

On Fri, Apr 06, 2012 at 11:34:23AM -0700, Cam Ellison wrote:
> On 12-04-06 11:13 AM, Brian Lavender wrote:
> > After successfully adding Postfix which purged Exim, I decided to go back
> > and see if Exim4 could go back and purge Postfix. I still get the following
> > error. I guess I could just leave Postfix, but the curiousity kills me
> > to know why or how to get Exim4. I know that Exim 4 has a wizard to create the
> > configuration for a box that just needs a mail server for local purposes. Is
> > there a way to clear the error that blocks Exim 4?
> >
> > I used aptitude to select Exim4 which causes Postfix to purge
> >
> > piA  exim4-base                                                       +1712 k<none>      4.72-6+squ
> > piA  exim4-config                                                     +1303 k<none>      4.72-6+squ
> > piA  exim4-daemon-light                                               +1065 k<none>      4.72-6+squ
> > --\ Packages being deleted due to unsatisfied dependencies (1)
> > id   postfix                                                          -3273 k 2.7.1-1+sq 2.7.1-1+sq
> > --\ Packages to be installed (1)
> > pi   exim4                                                            +61.4 k<none>      4.72-6+squ
> >
> > No, I hit 'g' to continue and I get the following error.
> >
> > +
> > ???E: Could not perform immediate configuration on 'exim4'. Please see man 5 apt.conf under        ??????
> > ???   APT::Immediate-Configure for details. (2)
> >
> >
> I think you could have skipped the Postfix step - installing it and then 
> replacing it, that is.  Have you tried dpkg --configure or 
> dpkg-reconfigure?
> You may need to actually go into the update-exim4.conf.conf file and do 
> it by hand.
> If you've not looked at it, it should be something like this:
> dc_eximconfig_configtype='local' (maybe 'smarthost' if you need smtp to 
> an ISP)
> dc_other_hostnames='xxx.xx'
> dc_local_interfaces=''
> dc_readhost=''
> dc_relay_domains=''
> dc_minimaldns='false'
> dc_relay_nets=''
> dc_smarthost=''
> dc_use_split_config='false'
> dc_hide_mailname='false'
> dc_mailname_in_oh='true'
> dc_localdelivery='maildir_home'
> Then run "update-exim4.conf'

When I did the purge, it said that qpopper was depending upon exim. I am not sure how that tied in. 
Originally, this machine had Exim 3. I think you probably noticed that. So, now that Exim 4 is installed,
I can make the changes like you say. Once the debconfig (or whatever it was) ran, I just selected local
mail and then I think I did the config all in one file.

Brian Lavender

"There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to
make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other
way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies."

Professor C. A. R. Hoare
The 1980 Turing award lecture
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