Q0055

Nigel Metheringham edited this page Nov 29, 2012 · 2 revisions
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Q0055

Question

What does the error Failed to open wait-remote_smtp database: Invalid argument mean?

Answer

This is something that happens if you have existing DBM hints files when you install a new version of Exim that is compiled to use a different or upgraded DBM library. The simplest thing to try is

rm /var/spool/exim/db/*

This removes all the hints files. Exim will start afresh and build new ones. If the symptom recurs, it suggests there is some problem with your DBM library.