[syslog-ng]/dev/log is not a socket error on startup

Balazs Scheidler syslog-ng@lists.balabit.hu
Wed, 26 Nov 2003 10:39:22 +0100

On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 02:12:55PM -0400, Tony Karakashian wrote:
> Howdy.  Doing some updates to my Linux box today when I noticed I still
> hadn't gotten around to setting up log rotation.  It was then that I've
> noticed syslog-ng wasn't running.  I tried to start it manually, but get the
> following:
> io.c: bind_unix_socket(): /dev/log not a socket
> Error initializing configuration, exiting.
> I just upgraded to latest libol (0.3.11) and syslog-ng (1.6.rc4) today, same
> results.  Any ideas?

something probably changed the socket to a pipe or something. try removing
/dev/log and restart syslog-ng so it will not refuse to start.

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