exim not running after portupgrade?

Jan Grant Jan.Grant at bristol.ac.uk
Thu Nov 13 08:25:13 PST 2003

On Thu, 13 Nov 2003, Ceri Davies wrote:

> 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.

Yes, exactly. The exim port is now compatible with -current's rcng; if
you look at /usr/local/etc/rc.d/exim.sh you'll probably see it's
checking for that flag.

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