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Re: exim4 config files

On Sun, Sep 12, 2004 at 10:41:10PM -0500, Kurt Dresner wrote:
> Hi everyone, sorry to bother you.
> I just made a huge mistake and blew away everything in /etc/exim4/
> I have tried for several hours now to get the packages reinstalled,
> but I can't get it to work.  If anyone could help me out, I'd greatly
> appreciate it.  I removed all of the following:
> exim4 exim4-base exim4-config exim4-daemon-light
> Now, I can't get them to go back in.  I get this error:
> tigris:/etc/exim4# apt-get install exim4
> messages elided
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> tigris:/etc/exim4# ls
> conf.d  update-exim4.conf.conf
> How can I do anything about the config files if exim4-config won't
> even install without them already present?
> This is so frustrating.
> Please CC me on the reply - I'm not subscribed.

Try --purge ing them, that deletes all config files, so if the app can
be reinstalled after a purge (If dpkg/apt doesn't depend on it, it would
be a bug to fail installation after a purge) it should work.

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