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Bug 232914 - /etc/init.d/syslog doesn't properly implement reload
Summary: /etc/init.d/syslog doesn't properly implement reload
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sysklogd
Version: 4.4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Peter Vrabec
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
Blocks: 241434
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-19 14:17 UTC by Boris Folgmann
Modified: 2008-04-09 16:15 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2008-0162
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-04-09 16:15:08 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2008:0162 normal SHIPPED_LIVE sysklogd bug fix update 2008-07-23 21:59:40 UTC

Description Boris Folgmann 2007-03-19 14:17:14 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #62679 +++

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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.78 [de] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.9-31 i686)

Description of problem:
/etc/init.d/syslog help
pretends that it does not support reload. In fact reload is implemented as a
restart in /etc/init.d/syslog.

That is bad. Please implement reload as sending SIG_HUP to the syslogd. See man
syslogd for details.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
/etc/init.d/syslog reload


Actual Results:  The same as doing /etc/init.d/syslog restart

Additional info:

-- Additional comment from on 2005-06-07 18:28 EST --
Very sorry for the long delay in responding to this bug.
Somehow this bug slipped through the cracks - I just discovered it
(I've recently taken over maintenance of the syslogd package).

I agree - the next version of syslogd (1.4.1-31+) will have an
initscript that supports the "reload" command by sending a SIGHUP
to syslogd.

-- Additional comment from on 2006-08-04 16:36 EST --
Red Hat Linux and Red Hat Powertools are currently no longer supported by Red
Hat, Inc. In an effort to clean up bugzilla, we are closing all bugs in MODIFIED
state for these products.

However, we do want to make sure that nothing important slips through the
cracks. If, in fact, these issues are not resolved in a current Fedora Core
Release (such as Fedora Core 5), please open a new issues stating so. Thanks.

Comment 1 Peter Vrabec 2007-03-19 23:04:14 UTC
This issue is fixed since FC-5 and RHEL-5.

Comment 2 Kevin Graham 2007-08-09 13:05:29 UTC
Do we need a separate bug to get this init script fix integrated as RHEL4 errata?

Comment 3 Peter Vrabec 2007-08-09 15:10:39 UTC
No, we only need to get ACKs here.

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2008-04-09 16:15:08 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

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