Updated: exim-4.12-1

Pierre A. Humblet Pierre.Humblet@ieee.org
Tue Dec 31 07:35:00 GMT 2002

I've updated the version of exim to 4.12
(exim is a Mail Transfer Agent, like sendmail).
4.12 is the first stable release since the current 4.10.
It contains 54 backward compatible changes to exim proper, see 

There are also five Cygwin specific changes
 1) Use setgroups (requires Cygwin 1.3.13 or more recent).
 2) Use ioctl to find the network interfaces.
 3) On Win95/98/ME, remove the workaround against a Cygwin 1.3.12 bug and
    modify the workaround against some Microsoft networking bugs to
    avoid getting stuck by defunct processes.
 4) Include the exim icon and version resources in the executable.
 5) exim-config now checks for spaces in usernames and its informational
    output is improved.
As a side effect of 1), delivery processes run without supplementary 
groups. In the unlikely cases where they are needed, set the variable 
"initgroups" where appropriate in /etc/exim.conf

If you have not used exim before, configure it with exim-config after
downloading it with setup as explained below.


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.  You'll need
to click on "Mail" and select "exim" if this is your first time
installing, otherwise your installation should be refreshed

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: cygwin@cygwin.com .

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