[syslog-ng] Error when starting syslog-ng 3.0.1

Bristol, Gary L. gbristol at ou.edu
Mon May 4 16:26:05 CEST 2009

OK, it's now the top line and it works, the program now recognizes that it
is a 3.0 version config file.
Also I tried to change the .0 to a .2 and that also caused the same error.
So it must be tied to the version of the program and not the maj.min of the
configuration file.

It would be nice to have that explained a little more clearly in the

Thanks all for helping.

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Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 16:57:19 -0500
From: "Charles Jennings" <jennings.charles.e.security at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [syslog-ng] Error when starting syslog-ng 3.0.1
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It needs to be the very first line in the file.  You have it as the second

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Subject: [syslog-ng] Error when starting syslog-ng 3.0.1

Did as suggested.

The errors are now a lot less but now syslog-ng won't start.

Here's the error I get 

[root at soc-nsm-002 init.d]# ./syslog-ng restart
Shutting down system logger:                               [  OK  ]
Starting system logger: Configuration file has no version number, assuming
syslog-ng 2.1 format. Please add @version: maj.min to the beginning of the
WARNING: global: the default value of chain_hostnames is changing to 'no' in
version 3.0, please update your configuration accordingly; syntax error in
/etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf at line 2.

# syslog-ng configuration file.
@version: 3.0
# Thi

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