[syslog-ng]MYSQL pipe 2

syslog-ng@lists.balabit.hu syslog-ng@lists.balabit.hu
Wed, 5 Jan 2005 09:14:38 -0500


Thanks for the quick response. here is what my mysql entry looks like in

if [ X"${mysql}" == X"YES" ]; then
        if [ -x /usr/local/bin/mysqld_safe ]; then
                echo -n " mysql";       /usr/local/bin/mysqld_safe
--socket=/var/www/var/run/mysql/mysql.sock &
                sleep 10
                echo -n " syslog-ng2mysql";
/etc/check_syslog-ng2mysql.sh &

and here is the /etc/check_syslog-ng2mysql.sh script i sent in yesterday:

ps=`ps -ax | grep "\--password=x" | awk '{ print $9 }'`

if [[ $ps != "" ]]; then
        echo "syslog-ng2mysql is alive."
        if [ ! -p /tmp/mysql.pipe ]; then
                mkfifo /tmp/mysql.pipe
                kill -HUP `cat /var/run/syslog-ng.pid`
        mysql -u root --password=password syslog < /tmp/mysql.pipe

I don't think the problem is that mysqld is not started when i issue the
mysql command in the script. I think it has something to do with how
openbsd starts daemons
from within /etc/rc.local and /etc/rc. When i reboot this server, the
/etc/check_syslog-ng2mysql.sh does nto start at all.
Basically I am just looking for other ways to start
/etc/check_syslog-ng2mysql.sh or more to the point the "mysql -u root
--password=password syslog < /tmp/mysql.pipe" line
which just dumps the data from a named pipe created by syslog-ng, over to
the mysql db. Thanks for all the help.

5 January 2005
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