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Re: which package has a binary like this sendmail one in exim?

Britton Kerin grabbed a keyboard and wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I know exim sometimes contains a sendmail binary because on one system I
> get this:
>   brittonk@brittonkerin.com [~]# sendmail --version
>   Exim version 4.76 #1 built 26-Oct-2012 16:41:54
>   Copyright (c) University of Cambridge, 1995 - 2007
>   Berkeley DB: Berkeley DB 4.7.25: (April  4, 2012)
>   Support for: crypteq iconv() IPv6 PAM Perl OpenSSL Content_Scanning
> DKIM Old_Demime Experimental_SPF Experimental_SRS
>   Lookups (built-in): lsearch wildlsearch nwildlsearch iplsearch dbm
> dbmnz passwd
>   Authenticators: cram_md5 dovecot plaintext spa
>   Routers: accept dnslookup ipliteral manualroute queryprogram redirect
>   Transports: appendfile/maildir autoreply pipe smtp
>   Fixed never_users: 0
>   Size of off_t: 8
>   2012-11-28 11:17:54 non-existent configuration file(s): /etc/bh/exim/exim.conf
> But on my debian box (current stable distribution), there is no
> /usr/bin/sendmail binary even though I have exim installed.  There is a
> /usr/sbin/sendmail binary, but it doesn't seem to be the same one because:
>   $ /usr/sbin/sendmail --version
>   exim abandoned: unknown, malformed, or incomplete option --version
> I also found /usr/lib/sendmail but it does the same thing.
> Does anyone know what debian package provides the /usr/bin/sendmail program
> or its equivalent like on the first system described?

I expect the Sendmail package probably has it. :-)  But if you're
looking to avoid that, Postfix works well.  If I recall correctly, it
was intended as a "drop in" replacement for the standard sendmail
program and does include a sendmail executable in the right place to
keep software that expects "sendmail" happy.


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