Bug#519111: release-notes: exim4-upgrade fails when choosing "N"
Dear Exim maintainers,
The following bug was filed for the release notes.
Can you review the attached proposed patch for the release notes.
On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 03:39:23PM +0100, Jutta Zalud wrote:
> During dist-upgrade the user is asked several times if they wish to
> install new config-files provided by the maintainer of the packet, keep
> their old config files, see both files to compare. The default answer
> is "N" - i.e. keep the old config files, and this is usually save. But
> users run into troubles, when they do not install the new config-files
> for Exim4 4.69. They are left with a broken exim4 they cannot even
> uninstall easyly.
> see eg:
> So I suggest that some warning be included into the Release notes,
> that exim4-users should choose the new config-files unless they really
> know what they are doing.
I cut and pasted a paragraph from your NEWS file, so I guess this is
correct, but you may want to provide more information.
Thanks in advance,
--- en/issues.dbk (révision 6878)
+++ en/issues.dbk (copie de travail)
@@ -441,6 +441,22 @@
+ <title>Upgrading exim4</title>
+ It is necessary to either accept the offered configuration file change
+ for <systemitem role="package">exim4-config</systemitem> or to
+ manually check a manually changed exim configuration. Exim will not
+ run if a configuration file of an older version is being used with a
+ more recent <systemitem role="package">exim4-config</systemitem>.
+ See the notes for version 4.67-4 in
+ for more information.
<title><acronym>NIS</acronym> and Network Manager</title>