[exim-announce] Exim 4.71 Release

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Author: Nigel Metheringham
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Subject: [exim-announce] Exim 4.71 Release
Exim release 4.71 is now available from the primary ftp site:
* ftp://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/exim4/exim-4.71.tar.gz
* ftp://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/exim4/exim-4.71.tar.bz2


This release is a pure bug fix release over version 4.70.

The main changes are:-
* Bugzilla 912: Fix DKIM segfault on empty headers/body
* Bugzilla 913: Documentation fix for gnutls_* options.
* Bugzilla 722: Documentation for randint. Better randomness defaults.
* Bugzilla 847: Enable DNSDB lookup by default.
* Bugzilla 915: Flag broken perl installation during build.

There are a few other minor build and test suite changes.
As usual, all changes are in the doc/ChangeLog file, which can also be
seen at

New features in 4.70 (and hence in 4.71) can be seen in


The primary ftp server is in Cambridge, England. There is a list of mirrors in:
* http://www.exim.org/mirmon/ftp_mirrors.html

The master ftp server is now ftp.exim.org.

The distribution files are signed with Nigel Metheringham's GPG key
(address is nigel@???, key id is DDC03262), which is available on
the ftp site and on a number of keyservers. The ASCII signature files
are in the same directory as the tarbundles. The SHA1 hashes for the
distribution files are:

4b8f853843edcfa4f3bfbb4bef45d8dcff2fc990 exim-4.71.tar.bz2
8198c70892ba8ce1a1c550b0d19bc7590814c535 exim-4.71.tar.gz
f8975ea773b938f0aae92c94311202c2d79bb466 exim-html-4.71.tar.bz2
94f7a9daf6cc38cf1dfa1cd87a3796696730a8b0 exim-html-4.71.tar.gz
9c2da57f0b0996ab89a3ed304fa1816860f73ed1 exim-info-4.71.tar.bz2
ab6aa92ae8ed1223756ebce70db5e1a0e1a5edd7 exim-info-4.71.tar.gz
c7f70e2d91fa50d61a02eff201dfcb066a6d72a8 exim-pdf-4.71.tar.bz2
24d8930cf058c1a723d1d40ca9c784a0e020d8a4 exim-pdf-4.71.tar.gz
7397161970369f3a6b2ef09b5b2a70391c03c1a3 exim-postscript-4.71.tar.bz2
76ab0a7129f1e64b168b7e23006c80100a020d6c exim-postscript-4.71.tar.gz
8b77d63b40436665bc1421ed106ed966cb385735 exim-texinfo-4.71.tar.bz2
809a7c7197b73f32bbe4250f5f56d90eeff3a42e exim-texinfo-4.71.tar.gz


The distribution contains an ASCII copy of the 4.71 manual and other
documents. Other formats of the documentation are also available:
* ftp://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/exim4/exim-html-4.71.tar.gz
* ftp://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/exim4/exim-pdf-4.71.tar.gz
* ftp://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/exim4/exim-postscript-4.71.tar.gz
* ftp://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/exim4/exim-texinfo-4.71.tar.gz

The .bz2 versions of these tarbundles are also available.

The ChangeLog for this, and several previous releases, is included in
the distribution. Individual change log files are also available on the
ftp site, the current one being:
* ftp://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/ChangeLogs/ChangeLog-4.71
* ftp://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/ChangeLogs/ChangeLog-4.71.gz

Brief documentation for new features is available in the NewStuff file
in the distribution (although this was not fully updated before
release). Individual NewStuff files are also available on the ftp
site, the current one being:
* ftp://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/ChangeLogs/NewStuff-4.71
* ftp://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/ChangeLogs/NewStuff-4.71.gz