When issuing /etc/init.d/exim reload I get:
* Reloading exim ...
* WARNING: -o/--oknodo is deprecated and will be removed in the future [ ok ]
This can be fixed by updating the reload() function to not specify --oknodo and to remove --stop. In other words, the reload()'s function start-stop-daemon line should read as follows:
start-stop-daemon --signal HUP --quiet --pidfile /var/run/exim.pid --name exim
This change will in turn cause problems for logrotate, so in /etc/logrotate.d/exim update the line for /etc/init.d/exim reload >/dev/null to /etc/init.d/exim --ifstarted --quiet reload
Thanks, this (should have been) fixed in the latest versions. I hope to open a stable request for 4.77 soon, which would fix this bug then as well.
"fixed" by swegener for both stable as upcoming stable 4.77