Subject: Re: newsyslog
To: None <>
From: Martin J. Laubach <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/30/2000 13:13:01
| > NetBSD-1.5_ALPHA2 machine:
| > 
| > /usr/bin/newsyslog: preposterous process number: 0
| I guess something is wrong with your /var/run/
| (newsyslog reads it in to find out syslogd's PID)
| Try killing syslogd and starting it again.
| If your syslogd creates a "" instead of "" file in
| /var/run you have a very old binary of syslogd laying around somewhere...
| (Or maybe your newsyslog is too old?)

  Same problem here, on a freshly installed 1.5_ALPHA. And indeed,
there is no syslog*.pid in /var/run. It seems the syslogd just doesn't
create a pid file -- something broken here lately?