exim not running after portupgrade?

Ceri Davies setantae at submonkey.net
Thu Nov 13 06:04:20 PST 2003

On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 08:50:31AM -0500, William O'Higgins wrote:
> I recently ran portupgrade to get to a state that approximates current,
> and when I rebooted exim is not running.  It used to, just fine, but now
> when I boot I've got no MTA.  I can tell you, fetchmail thinks this is
> quite the problem :-)
> What could have caused this?  As far as I can tell it was being started
> *somehow* before, and now it isn't.  It works fine if I just remember to 
> # sudo exim -bd -q5m
> but I think it shouldn't have stopped starting just because of a
> portupgrade.  I went from exim 4.12 to 4.24, but there are no changes in
> the configuration needed for that update.

I'm pretty sure that sometime during that gap a requirement for
exim_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf was introduced.

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