Re: Help! with exim -- freezing mail
"Karsten M. Self" wrote:
> on Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 08:00:23PM -0700, Cam Ellison (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > How do I either: (1) change exim's idea of my system id number or set it up so it will detect it properly when I install?
> Please set your mailer/editor linewrap to 72 characters.
Sorry -- I had it set to 70, but I guess in the process of removing and
reinstalling the setting got wiped.
> > For reasons I won't go into, I screwed up my system and had to
> > reinstall, but I kept the /home directory intact. Naturally, I
> > created a new account for myself (different name) temporarily as part
> > of the setup, and then had to add my real personal account, etc.
> Haven't tried that myself. Do the UIDs match between old and new
Yes (as far as I can remember), but in re-creating the accounts without
first removing the dummy account, I created a different set. To
potentially correct it, I used deluser, and started over.
> > I removed exim and related apps through apt-get, then re-installed,
> > but this has had no effect.
> Removing the package won't flush your spool.
> I suppose you read the exim manpage?
> $ exim -qff
> ...should unfreeze messages, if possible.
Yes, I read the manpage, and have been using exim -qff
> I suspect a configuration conflict is preventing delivery.
> $ exim -Mvl <message id>
> ...should print the message log to stdout for diagnostic purposes.
That will not work now -- there's nothing in the spool. Exim now tries
to process messages, but there are no message to process. (I'm
cheating, and using Netscape temporarily)
Having cleared the spool, what should I do next?
Thanks for all this
>From Roberts Creek on B.C.'s incomparable Sunshine Coast