Subject: Re: /usr/bin/newsyslog: preposterous process number: 0
To: None <>
From: Takahiro Kambe <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/26/1999 16:48:51
In message <>
	on Sat, 26 Jun 1999 01:21:01 -0500 (CDT),
	Dave Huang <> wrote:
> Has anyone else been getting mail from cron saying "/usr/bin/newsyslog:
> preposterous process number: 0"? All three of my NetBSD-current/i386
> machines are doing that... but they're running the same userland
> binaries, so I guess that's not surprising :)
Recompile newsyslog.

# cd /usr/src/usr.bin/newsyslog
# make clean
# make

Newsyslog's Makefile defines syslog pid's file name.  So, we need to
recompile it.

> I don't know what the problem could be though; /var/run/
> exists and looks correct. Running newsyslog manually has worked fine the
> few times I tried it.
/var/run/ has renamed /var/run/, some times ago.


Takahiro Kambe <>