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FS#79709 - [exim] logrotate.d issue + missing optdepends on logrotate?

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by dshYHRZDKhg (YEXq_ftngh) - Saturday, 16 September 2023, 15:11 GMT
Last edited by Buggy McBugFace (bugbot) - Saturday, 25 November 2023, 20:19 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Felix Yan (felixonmars)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Description: The exim package supplies /etc/logrotate.d/exim. This file is not part of the exim source. I presume it was added by the package maintainer. As a side note, I find it good the package supplies this file. End of side note. Without verifying, I assume most Linux distributions provides an exim package, and also most of them supplies /etc/logrotate.d/exim along their exim package. I want to raise the following issues:
1. The file /etc/logrotate.d/exim has a delaycompress line, but no compress line. According to, "This only has effect when used in combination with compress". In my opinion, the compress directive should be added to the supplied file.
2. Should exim mentions logrotate as optdepends?

Additional info:
* package version(s): exim 4.96-2, and possibly many older.
* config and/or log files etc.
* link to upstream bug report, if any. None that I could find.

Steps to reproduce: Examine
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Closed by  Buggy McBugFace (bugbot)
Saturday, 25 November 2023, 20:19 GMT
Reason for closing:  Moved
Additional comments about closing: ackaging/packages/exim/issues/5