Re: exim4-config and exim4-base installed on systems with non-exim-MTA
Tore Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I thought about it for a while, but I don't really think that'd be a
> good idea. Although I'd certainly use such a package myself, I believe
> it's not worth bloating the archive with yet another config package.
> Afterall, I would rather see the one that's already there removed and
> its functionality merged into exim4-base.
> We add a new option in update-exim4.conf.conf (and perhaps with
> a matching question in the debconf scripts, too) which, when
> enabled, would modify update-exim4.conf's behaviour to something
> like the following:
> * Enables --keepcomments
> * Suppresses the "generated dynamically" warning
> * After the concatination, it installs /v/l/e/config.autogenerated
> into /e/e/exim4.conf, with the appropriate checks for user
> modifications (ucf could be used for this)
> (Alternatively, replace /v/l/e/c.a with $(tempfile) and set
> --output to the latter.)
Hmm, would nice if is possible.
There is a piece missing: u-ex4.c is noninteractive and has to stay
that way because it is invoked e.g. by "invoke-rc.d exim4 reload".
Therefore a new option in /etc/exim4/u-ex4.c.c is not enough,
maintainerscripts would need to invoke it differently
I am very sorry for the late and short response.
thanks, cu andreas