Bug#589213: Do not install Exim in minimal system
On Thursday 15 July 2010, Daniel Richard G. wrote:
> From the looks of it, exim4 is installed because of a Recommends: by
> the cron package:
> Recommends: exim4 | postfix | mail-transport-agent, lockfile-progs
How exactly did you determine this? I doubt it is cron as Recommends are
not installed during base system installation (debootstrap).
The only correct way to check what pulls exim in is to check the syslog for
the installation. Please send a (gzipped!) copy (you can find it on the
installed system in /var/log/installer).