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RE: trouble starting syslogd

On 28 August 2007 15:49, Will Parsons wrote:

> I had a working syslogd on my computer at work, but now the computer has
> been replaced (the IT department copied over the contents from the old
> computer) 

  Please god they didn't use the 'doze "Files and Settings transfer wizard".
That totally messed up all my symlinks when I used it once.

> Configuration finished. Have fun!
> 151$ ls -l /etc/syslog.conf
> -rwx------+ 1 wbp Domain Users 472 May 15 10:42 /etc/syslog.conf
> 152$ chmod +r /etc/syslog.conf
> 153$ chmod -x /etc/syslog.conf
> 154$ ls -l /etc/syslog.conf
> -rw-r--r--+ 1 wbp Domain Users 472 May 15 10:42 /etc/syslog.conf
> 155$ cygrunsrv -L
> syslogd
> 156$ cygrunsrv -S syslogd
> cygrunsrv: Error starting a service: QueryServiceStatus:  Win32 error 1062:
> The service has not been started.

  You need to take a look in the windows event log and see if you can find a
more detailed error message there.

> I've chmod'ed the files in /var/log so as to be readable and writable by
> all.

  Yeh, can't see anything immediately obviously wrong yet.  Maybe you could
rerun the config, but this time answer 'yes' when it asks if it should
overwrite the .conf file - save a copy of your current one, by all means, but
it's a worthwhile experiment to try and narrow down the source of the trouble.

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