apt-get install ssmtp

Alex Muntada alexm at alexm.org
Fri Sep 11 10:46:26 UTC 2009

+ Kaushal Shriyan <kaushalshriyan at gmail.com>:

> Add exit 0 as a first line in /etc/init.d/exim4 ? and then do sudo
> apt-get install ssmtp

That's it.

> Am i understanding you correctly ?

Installing ssmtp will remove exim since both provide
mail-transport-agent and cannot be installed together.

But ssmtp install fails because exim cannot be removed
successfully, and that's because the package removal
process cannot stop the exim daemon, which isn't running

Adding "exit 0" makes the invoke-rc.d exim stop pass
without doing a thing, and then the rest of the ssmtp
installation can proceed.

Let me know if further details are needed.

Alex Muntada <alexm at alexm.org>

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