Re: syslogd will not start
Martin Schulze wrote:
> Ken Gaugler writes:
> > > > For some reason syslogd refuses to start in the /etc/init.d/sysklogd
> > > > file. The docs say to use a -n command line argument if starting
> > > > syslogd from the inits, but at bootup I see the message
> > > > "-n unknown option" and it still doesn't start.
> > >
> > > because, written as it is shown below, you're passing -n to start-stop-daemon,
> > > not to syslogd (I discovered this with another daemon, but think it is valid to
> > > syslogd too)
> > >
> > > > I can start it manually just fine, but that is a pain. I did nothing
> > > > special to this system, so I assume others must have had this happen,
> > > > too.
> > > > start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --exec /sbin/syslogd -n -- $SYSLOGD
> This actually means that -n is an argument to start-stop-daemon
> > > start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --exec /sbin/syslogd -- -n $SYSLOGD
> Now it's an argument for /sbin/syslogd.
This still hoses my system.
> but please read the manual again to find yout what -n does.
> IT TURNS OFF AUTO-BACKGROUNDING. This means that YOUR SYSTEM WILL
> WAIT UNTIL SYSLOGD DIES - which won't be the case for sure.
According to the manpages,
-n Avoid auto-backgrounding. This is needed especially
if the syslogd is started and controlled by
My system, originally a 1.1 system, has syslog starting from the
/etc/init.d/sysklogd file. This is init, as far as I know.
> > Nope. This hoses my system completely. These boot messages print:
> Sure! RTFM
Thanks, but so far the docs have not been very illuminating.
Ken Gaugler N6OSK Santa Clara, California
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