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how to tell people to dpkg-reconfigure exim4-_CONFIG_?


"how to reconfigure exim4" is one of the most frequently asked
questions on #debian.

The reason is that dpkg-reconfigure exim4 is a no-op since exim4 is a
metapackage pulling in the "real" packages exim4, exim4-base,
exim4-daemon-light/heavy/custom. The correct command to reconfigure
exim4 is dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config.

I'd now like a low priority debconf note in exim4, exim4-base and the
daemon packages which is only shown if the package is to be
_re_configured, and tells people to dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config.

Is this considered debconf abuse? Is there any more elegant method to
take this special support burden of the supporters?


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