Bug#638594: libapache2-mod-shib2: Default syslog facility in native.logger is invalid
rra at debian.org
Sat Aug 20 04:47:19 UTC 2011
Jeremy Maryott <jmDS at hampshire.edu> writes:
> Package: libapache2-mod-shib2
> Version: 2.3.1+dfsg-5
> Severity: normal
> In /etc/shibboleth/native.logger, there are some Debian-specific config
> lines, one of which is:
> 24 is not a valid facility, and causes problems with rsyslog (messages
> show up with 'invld' in them). More specifically, the logs showed up
> fine on the server this package is installed on, but I ran into problems
> forwarding the logs to a Debian 5 server.
> Switching to a facility of 3 and restarting apache fixed this problem.
As the comment says, that's LOG_DAEMON:
# Use syslog instead, since then at least the messages will go somewhere.
# That facility is (3 << 3) or LOG_DAEMON, since log4cpp apparently
# doesn't recognize symbolic log facilities.
#define LOG_DAEMON (3<<3) /* system daemons */
I tried with a facility of 3 before and it didn't work. Could this be
different when forwarding the logs rather than logging it locally? Or
maybe rsyslog itself is different? I had originally tested with sysklogd,
and I seem to recall at the time I checked log4cpp's source code and this
looked like it would do the right thing.
I can try again... it's also possible that log4cpp has changed.
Russ Allbery (rra at debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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