Subject: bin/10577: newsyslog cannot parse old config files
To: None <>
From: Martin J. Laubach <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/13/2000 03:10:19
>Number:         10577
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       newsyslog cannot parse old config files
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Jul 13 03:11:00 PDT 2000
>Originator:     Martin J. Laubach
>Release:        1.5B as of 2000-07-12
System: NetBSD 1.4ZD NetBSD 1.4ZD (CACTUS) #0: Mon Jun 19 09:22:04 CEST 2000 mjl@asparagus:/home/temp/devel/cvs/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/CACTUS i386

  When using an old newsyslog.conf, one gets:

	asparagus# newsyslog
	newsyslog: config line 7: bad permissions

  Changing that line to have "root:wheel" instead of "root.wheel"
fixes things, but the manpage claims the dot syntax still works.

  See above.

  Correct user/group parsing in newsyslog, or update the manpage.