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Re: Fresh Debian Install w/o Exim?

On Mon, Mar 01, 2010 at 02:59:23PM -0500, Carlos Williams wrote:
> I am trying to install Debian (Testing) via 'netinst' disk and for
> some reason am completely unable to install Debian w/o Exim. It
> appears that Cron is a default package and depends on Exim. Does
> anyone know how I can completely omit this from a fresh Debian
> install? When I run:
> apt-get remove --purge exim4
> I am still left with tons of man pages, config files, user accounts
> (Debian-exim) for the application I just removed. Basically I am left
> with a bunch if orphaned junk files for an application I never wanted
> to have installed to begin with.
> Any advice?

I use nullmailer in these situations

> *PS - I am trying to use Postfix for a replacement MTA and even when I
> install Postfix, it auto removes Exim4 however still leaves all the
> orphaned files and junk.*

could this be because you have removed and not purged the package ?


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