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Old 11-02-2004, 12:56 AM   #1
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how to remove exim4 MTA?

i run kernel 2.6.7 sarge with web and ssh but i'd like to get rid of MTA because I don't have a mail server and use sylpheed for mail, so i apt-get remove --purge exim4, but the thing is, there are still bits and pieces of exim4 left afterwards in /usr and /etc, and that doesn't really stop the MTA from running.

please tell me either the importance of keepin MTA for my purposes, or how to get rid of/stop everything exim4 and every MTA script
thanks a bunch!
Old 11-02-2004, 12:11 PM   #2
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Can't you just stop the service using KSysV-init-editor (or whatsitsname... am now running Slackware)
Old 11-02-2004, 12:48 PM   #3
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The Debian way for disabling exim4 is to run (as root) "invoke-rc.d exim4 force-stop" and "update-rc.d -f exim4 remove". But I'd suggest that you instead run (as root) "dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config" and tell Exim that you don't have network connection. This way Exim doesn't try to connect outside your computer but your Debian system can still use Exim to send you messages.

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Old 11-02-2004, 06:00 PM   #4
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Um cool. I'm SO trying this on my home Debian box when I get off work. MySQL server seems to depend on exim4, so I couldn't remove it. Turning it off and getting it out of my init, however, would be the next best thing.
Old 11-02-2004, 10:44 PM   #5
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