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Re: syslogd "unknown priority name"



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On Sat, 22 Mar 2003 08:19:48 -0600, Mike Vanecek wrote:

> > > When rebooting a RH 8.0 system, I get the message 
> > > 
> > > syslogd unknown priority name "" 
> > > 
> > > during the boot process.
> > > 
> > > I have looked at:
> > > 
> > > /etc/logrotate.d/syslog
> > > /etc/syslog.conf
> > > /etc/log.d/conf/services/syslogd.conf
> > > /etc/log.d/scripts/services/syslogd
> > > 
> > > and do not see anything that would cause this error message.
> > > 
> > > Can anyone give me any suggestions?
> > 
> > Well, attach your /etc/syslog.conf. :)
> > 
> > I think you have missed some detail when checking the file. It is an
> > error message from syslogd. The message suggests a syntax error in
> > your configuration. A priority level is missing where one is
> > expected due to a period behind a facility.
> > 
> > The other files you have listed (logrotate and logwatch) are
> > unrelated.
> 
> Here she be ... hope you can see what I am missing.  Thank you.
> 
> [root www images]# cat  /etc/syslog.conf

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Can't see any mistake in there. But copying it into the mail
could have altered the original encoding.

One way for you to track it down would be to divide it into two
halves and run "service syslog restart" as long as the error is
still present. You should be able to find a bad half pretty fast.

You would get the error for instance if you wrote

mail.                                        /var/log/maillog

instead of

mail.*                                       /var/log/maillog

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