Re: syslogd will not start
> > 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.
If a program is executed at boot time which doesn't put itself in
the background the system will wait for its termination.
> > 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.
No! This is not init, it is init.d.
If you want it controlled by init, then you have to put a line similar
to the next in /etc/inittab:
/ Martin Schulze * Debian GNU/Linux Developer * email@example.com /
/ http://www.debian.org/ http://home.pages.de/~joey/