Bug 165777 - Error in /etc/audit.rules line 5 reported at boot time
Summary: Error in /etc/audit.rules line 5 reported at boot time
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: audit
Version: 4
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Steve Grubb
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-08-11 23:57 UTC by J. Erik Hemdal
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-08-16 11:09:42 UTC

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Description J. Erik Hemdal 2005-08-11 23:57:17 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050720 Fedora/1.0.6-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.6

Description of problem:
I receive the messages

Error sending rule list request (Invalid argument)
Error in line 5 of /etc/audit.rules

at boot time when starting auditd.

Stock FC4 installation with all updates applied on Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop.
I've made no changes to any of the files since installation of FC4.  SELinux is set to "Warn".

Version data:


Contents of /etc/audit.rules:
# This file contains the auditctl rules that are loaded
# whenever the audit daemon is started via the initscripts.

# First rule - delete all

# Feel free to add below this line. See auditctl man page

# Increase the buffers to survive stress events
-b 256

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot the computer and watch messages after auditd starts.

Actual Results:  Message appears.

Expected Results:  No messages.

Additional info:

This appears to be a minor issue, but it suggests a low-quality release if the system delivers errors after an out-of-the-box installation.  I have had no ill effects.

Comment 1 Steve Grubb 2005-08-12 11:12:04 UTC
This only occurs when you have SE Linux disabled. Have you tried updating to
1.0.2-3? Just released yesterday.

Comment 2 Dusko Dobranic 2005-08-16 10:42:51 UTC
kernel 2.6.12-1.1398_FC4

When I execute auditctl -D I get:

No rules
File system watches not supported

Comment 3 Steve Grubb 2005-08-16 11:09:42 UTC
Thanks. Closing based on positive feedback.

Comment 4 J. Erik Hemdal 2005-08-16 13:07:05 UTC
I haven't seen the new audit via yum yet.  When I get it I will try this. 

Comment 5 Steve Grubb 2005-08-16 13:29:07 UTC
It's been available for 4 days. Mirrors should have sync'ed by now.


Hope this helps.

Comment 6 J. Erik Hemdal 2005-08-17 00:17:03 UTC
Fixed by applying audit-1.0.2-3-FC4.

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