[syslog-ng] Syslog-ng not restarting

Francisco Javier Lizarán Vilches flv at barik.es
Wed May 28 17:08:32 CEST 2008

I have installed syslog-ng-premium-edition-2.1.10a-1.i386.rpm for RHEL-5.

These are some commands and its outputs:
-Stop ok.
# /etc/init.d/syslog-ng stop
Shutting down syslog-ng:                                   [  OK  ]

-Start doesn't work.
# /etc/init.d/syslog-ng start
Starting syslog-ng: /bin/bash: line 1: 20231 Abortado                /sbin/syslog-ng
-Status ok.
# /etc/init.d/syslog-ng status
syslog-ng está parado

After that (and after the system booting) I have to execute syslog-ng manually:
# syslog-ng -f /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf &
[1] 20350

# /etc/init.d/syslog-ng status
Se está ejecutando syslog-ng (pid 20351)...
[1]+  Done                    syslog-ng -f /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf

-Restart doesn't work.
# /etc/init.d/syslog-ng restart
Restarting syslog-ng: /etc/init.d/syslog-ng: line 41: 20493 Abortado                $binary --syntax-only

Apart from that, syslog-ng operation is normal.

-----Mensaje original-----
De: syslog-ng-bounces at lists.balabit.hu [mailto:syslog-ng-bounces at lists.balabit.hu] En nombre de Balazs Scheidler
Enviado el: miércoles, 28 de mayo de 2008 16:31
Para: Syslog-ng users' and developers' mailing list
Asunto: Re: [syslog-ng] Syslog-ng not restarting

On Wed, 2008-05-28 at 15:58 +0200, Francisco Javier Lizarán Vilches
> Hi all:
>             Just installed and configured syslog-ng-pe rpm with mysql
> support on a Centos 5.1 system. When I try to restart syslog-ng
> issuing:
> #/etc/init.d/syslog-ng restart
> I get:
> Restarting syslog-ng: /etc/init.d/syslog-ng: line 41: 18237
>                 $binary --syntax-only
> Moreover, when I reboot the system the service fails too.

Hmm what version are you running? Do you have a longer output? if an
executed program gets a signal, then bash reports the received signal in
the next line.

In the meanwhile I have this tested on CentOS5.


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