Re: upgrade? broke exim4
On 2014-06-03, Mike McClain <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I hadn't rebooted since dist-upgrade last January then something
> caused a lockup, no video, no keyboard such that I did a hard power off.
> That was 2 days ago and since I've rebooted exim4 can't connect to
> 127.0.0.1:25 hence fetchmail can't transfer inbound mail.
> I've not found any solution on Google that works for me. Exim and
> fetchmail has worked for me for years, since Potato I believe, Debian 2
> When I run '/etc/init.d/exim4 restart' exim4 writes to
> socket bind() to port 25 for address ::1 failed: Cannot assign
> requested address: waiting 30s before trying again (9 more tries)
> and finally: daemon abandoned
You do have a loopback interface in /etc/network/interfaces?
# The loopback network interface
iface lo inet loopback
One time, I don't remember how or why it happened, I lost mine somehow
(the loopback interface) and it caused all sorts of delays and problems.
I see you "restarted" exim4. I think I read somewhere restarting was
frowned upon (I'm not sure where I read that).
I think you're supposed to stop it (service exim4 stop), then start it again
(service exim4 start). Maybe between stop and start check to make sure
it really died a thorough death (no stale zombies, or whatever they're