Bug 44097 - logging doesnt function properly after upgrade
Summary: logging doesnt function properly after upgrade
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sysklogd
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jason Vas Dias
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-06-11 04:01 UTC by Henri Schlereth
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-12-08 16:07:26 UTC

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Description Henri Schlereth 2001-06-11 04:01:45 UTC
Description of Problem:
Logging doesnt function properly after upgrade from 7.0 -> 7.1

How Reproducible:
Upgrade a 7.0 box with ppp to 7.1  The new syslog.conf is set to rpmnew and
it fails to read/use properly the old one.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. see above

Actual Results:
Because I could no longer collect connect time scripts I thought there was
either something
wrong with ppp or initscripts. Once I move rpmnew over and added my custom
and restarted syslog it restarted syslog everything started logging again.

A specific example was that I had local3.* going to /var/log/tcp-log
(tcplogd utility)
that only was logging to tcp-log and not to messages as well and ppp wasnt
at all.

Suggest switch from rpmnew to making the old syslog.conf to an rpmorig or
rpmsave. It
would have saved me several days of research and upgrading to rawhide
initscripts and pppd.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-07-09 04:20:28 UTC
No, because there's really no reason for it to fail on the old file - the
format hasn't changed. Do you know which part it was choking on?

Comment 2 Henri Schlereth 2001-07-09 05:08:16 UTC
No, I really dont know which part it chokes on. It merely stops logging the
scripts after about 6 days. My current syslog shows logging from July 1 to July
6th and
then it merely starts logging "unable to locate module ppp0" and does the
"invisibly". I know that everything is functioning properly because a.) I still
have access
and b.) the ppp.log is still functioning.

Comment 3 Henri Schlereth 2005-12-08 16:06:05 UTC
This is such an ancient bug, I was surprised that it was still open.
I don't know if there ever was a solution but I am closing it since RH is all
the way into Fedore Core 4 and 5 is due out soon.

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