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Re: exim 4.54-1 and broken symlinks

Krzysztof Duleba wrote:

Hum, I just installed the latest exim on a new machine and can't reproduce
what you describe. exim-config created
lrwxrwxrwx 1 p-humblet sw 13 Dec 8 10:10 /usr/sbin/sendmail -> /usr/bin/exim*
(no .exe anywhere) , as one would expect from the line
ln -s -f /usr/bin/exim /usr/sbin/sendmail &&

Could there be a problem with your ln?

Yes, you're right, the problem is with ln, *.exe magic and exim using symlink to a symlink. I also think that updating exim (setup.log shows that I had exim-4.52-2 installed) could do some damage, I'm not sure how, though. Anyway, it's nothing wrong with Cygwin exim package, as it appears.

OK, now I know the reason. I forgot to reboot my computer after the update and then I ran exim-config. Things were messed up. Finally I rebooted, but it didn't help much and exim -bV still showed wrong version number (why?). Reinstalling exim fixed that, but didn't fix the broken symlink (I restored it to previous broken state earlier on).

I think there should be some check in the setup that warns *before* upgrading services that are running. Are there plans for such a feature?

Krzysztof Duleba

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