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Old 06-01-2006, 03:31 AM   #1
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How to run exim4 config wizzard on Debian?

Hi all,

I installed Debian Etch and during the install I selected not to configure exim4.

Now I would need a local mailserver forwarding messages to a remote MTA and I thought that I could use exim4 since it is already installed.

My questions is: How can I run the initial configuration wizzard that came up during the base installation? I guess that since I have only very basic config needs the wizzard could do it. (Then I won't have to dig into the config files...)


Ok I found the answer: it is the command-line:
dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config
BUT now I have a different problem: my /etc/exim4 folder was deleted and also the files within. How can I get this folder / files recreated? (Because otherwise the Config Wizzard won't do it (it needs a .template file it says))

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Old 06-01-2006, 04:14 AM   #2
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With <eximconfig> command or <pkg-reconfigure exim4-config> command.

Old 06-01-2006, 04:21 AM   #3
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Hi tizzef,

thank you for your idea.
I tried already "dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config" but this will not create the files inside /etc/exim4

I even exits with an error because the ".template" file inside /etc/exim4 is missing



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