Bug 10565 - sysctl -p /etc/sysctl.conf error message
sysctl -p /etc/sysctl.conf error message
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-04-03 17:23 EDT by Henri J. Schlereth
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:13 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-03 17:25:38 EDT
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Description Henri J. Schlereth 2000-04-03 17:23:12 EDT
RH 6.1 system with stock kernel 2.2.14-1.1.0 and initscripts-4.91-1
on bootup generates the following message:

Machine 1
/var/log/messages.1:Mar 30 17:22:58 kesrith sysctl: error: unable to open
preload file '/etc/sysctl.conf'
Machine 2
/var/log/messages.1:Mar 30 12:33:59 shonjir sysctl: error: unable to open
preload file '/etc/sysctl.conf'
Machine 3
/var/log/messages.1:Mar 28 11:44:19 cave sysctl: error: unable to open
preload file '/etc/sysctl.conf'

While this isnt any kind of show stopper and the entries can still
be put in with a script echo blah blah, I am kinda curious.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-04-03 17:25:59 EDT
Update to the latest procps (i.e., the one that shipped with 6.2);
there was a bug in the sysctl program.

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