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       exim_convert4r4 - Convert Exim configuration from v3 to v4 format




       This  script is provided to assist in updating Exim configuration files.  It reads an Exim
       3 configuration file on the standard input, and writes a modified  file  on  the  standard
       output.   It  also  writes comments about what it has done to the standard error file.  It
       assumes that the input is a valid Exim 3  configuration  file.   A  typical  call  to  the
       conversion script might be

       exim_convert4r4 < /etc/exim/exim.conf > /etc/exim4/

       The  output file MUST be checked and tested before trying to use it on a live system.  The
       conversion script is just an aid which does a lot  of  the  “grunt  work”.   It  does  not
       guarantee  to  produce an Exim 4 configuration that behaves exactly the same as the Exim 3
       configuration it reads.

       Each option change in the new file is preceded by an identifying comment.   In  fact,  the
       conversion  script tends to make quite a mess of your configuration, and you should expect
       to go through it afterwards and tidy it up by hand.

       Unless you are running a very straightforward configuration, the automatic  conversion  is
       likely  to generate a non-optimal configuration.  You should not only check it thoroughly,
       but also run as many tests as you can, to ensure that it is working  as  you  expect.   In
       particular,  you  should test address routing, using -bt and -bv, and the policy controls,
       using -bh.  If possible, you should also do some live tests (i.e. send  and  receive  some
       messages) before putting Exim 4 into service.

       If  you  have  a  very complicated configuration, it is possible that exim_convert4r4 will
       break it in some situations, which is why thorough testing is strongly recommended.


       This manual page needs a major re-work. If somebody knows better groff  than  us  and  has
       more experience in writing manual pages, any patches would be greatly appreciated.


       exim(8), the files in /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/, especially Exim4.upgrade.gz


       This  manual page was stitched together from Exim4.upgrade by Andreas Metzler <ametzler at>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                          March 26, 2003                       EXIM_CONVERT4R4(8)