[Syslog-ng-maintainers] Bug#729991: syslog-ng-core uninstallable

Gergely Nagy algernon at balabit.hu
Thu Nov 21 11:50:41 GMT 2013

Martin Bagge / brother <brother at bsnet.se> writes:

> On 2013-11-20 15:57, Gergely Nagy wrote:
>> The file() thing here comes from the system() source. system() is 
>> expanded at run-time, depending on the OS/platform/whatever
>> syslog-ng is running on.
>> You can run "syslog-ng --preprocess-into=/dev/stdout -s" to see
>> what it does with the config file. You'll find the
>> file("/dev/kmsg") thing there.
> root at drake~# syslog-ng --preprocess-into=/dev/stdout -s
> root at drake~# echo $?
> 0

Right, looks like /dev/stdout is a thing in my shell. Can you try
syslog-ng -s --preprocess-into=/tmp/processed-config.txt, and send the
/tmp/processed-config.txt to me?

>> Can you tell me the kernel version you have? And does this happen
>> in a container, VM, or on bare metal?
> root at drake~# uname -a
> Linux drake 3.2.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.2.51-1 i686 GNU/Linux
> VM on top of VMware ESXI 4.1

Thanks, I'll test with that and see if I can reproduce the problem.


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