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Bug 454602 - perl scripts do not sent LOG_EMERG log messages (Sys::Syslog)
Summary: perl scripts do not sent LOG_EMERG log messages (Sys::Syslog)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: perl
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
: ---
Assignee: Marcela Mašláňová
QA Contact:
: 502445 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 956257 956263 956264
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-09 10:00 UTC by Issue Tracker
Modified: 2018-10-19 19:22 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 956257 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2009-01-20 21:10:56 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2009:0117 normal SHIPPED_LIVE perl bug fix update 2009-01-20 16:04:48 UTC

Description Issue Tracker 2008-07-09 10:00:43 UTC
Escalated to Bugzilla from IssueTracker

Comment 3 Martin Poole 2008-07-09 10:03:05 UTC
Description of problem:

A set of scripts which sent LOG_EMERG log messages through Sys::Syslog perl
module on RHEL4.3, do not send the messages with this log level on RHEL5.1.

How reproducible:
RHEL5.1 system installed.

Steps to Reproduce:
Invoke the following command from the console:
$ perl -e 'use Sys::Syslog; syslog(LOG_EMERG, "Test message")'

Actual results:
syslog: invalid level/facility: LOG_EMERG at -e line 1

Expected results:
Message from syslogd@test1 at Fri Nov  7 11:28:34 2008 ...
test1 host1: Test message

Additional info:
The current version of the module Sys::Syslog in RHEL5 is 0.13. This issue was
fixed in 0.14:

The lines of code:

if ($_ eq 'kern' || $num <= 0) {
    croak "syslog: invalid level/facility: $_"

were changed to

if ($num < 0) {
   croak "syslog: invalid level/facility: $word"

It looks like the upstream bug is:

Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-07-09 10:14:05 UTC
This bugzilla has Keywords: Regression.  

Since no regressions are allowed between releases, 
it is also being proposed as a blocker for this release.  

Please resolve ASAP.

Comment 16 errata-xmlrpc 2009-01-20 21:10:56 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 therefore 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.

Comment 18 Marcela Mašláňová 2009-05-25 13:58:52 UTC
*** Bug 502445 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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