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Bug#52280: general: exim doesn't allow for alternative inetd's in package installation



On Mon, Nov 29, 1999 at 12:41:28PM -0500, Dave Henderson wrote:
> Package: general
> Version: 19991129
> Severity: normal
> 
> When using an alternate inetd such as xinetd or rlinetd, exim still alters
> /etc/inetd.conf, meaning that when I run rlinetd and exim in standalone
> mode, /etc/init.d/exim start fails since the grep for ^smtp in
> /etc/inetd.conf is successful.  It only succeeds if the smtp line is
> deleted or commented out from /etc/inetd.conf.
> 
> Suggested fix:  Rather than grepping for ^smtp in /etc/inetd.conf each time
> /etc/init.d/exim is run, maybe have the exim installation script ask
> whether to run exim in standalone mode or not, and write a configuration
> value somewhere to be read by /etc/init.d/exim later on...

Isn't this what "update-inetd" was designed for?

Frank Belew aka Myth
> 
> -- System Information
> Debian Release: potato
> Kernel Version: Linux nitro 2.2.13 #1 SMP Sun Nov 28 15:56:58 EST 1999 i586 unknown
> 
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