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Old 05-10-2010, 07:46 AM
Helmut Jarausch
 
Default logrotate - strange error message

Hi,
I have the following file as /etc/logrotate.d/denyhosts
/var/log/denyhosts {
missingok
notifempty
create 0640 root root
sharedscripts
prerotate
/etc/init.d/denyhosts stop
endscript
postrotate
/etc/init.d/denyhosts start
endscript
}

But this causes errors
reading config info for /var/log/denyhosts
error: denyhosts:1 lines must begin with a keyword or a filename (possibly in double quotes)
error: denyhosts:2 unexpected text
error: denyhosts:3 unexpected text
error: denyhosts:4 unexpected text
error: denyhosts:5 unexpected text
error: denyhostsrerotate or postrotate without endscript

I appreciate any help on this.
Many thanks,
Helmut.
 
Old 05-10-2010, 08:31 AM
Alan McKinnon
 
Default logrotate - strange error message

On Monday 10 May 2010 09:46:11 Helmut Jarausch wrote:
> Hi,
> I have the following file as /etc/logrotate.d/denyhosts
> /var/log/denyhosts {
> missingok
> notifempty
> create 0640 root root
> sharedscripts
> prerotate
> /etc/init.d/denyhosts stop
> endscript
> postrotate
> /etc/init.d/denyhosts start
> endscript
> }
>
> But this causes errors
> reading config info for /var/log/denyhosts
> error: denyhosts:1 lines must begin with a keyword or a filename (possibly
> in double quotes) error: denyhosts:2 unexpected text
> error: denyhosts:3 unexpected text
> error: denyhosts:4 unexpected text
> error: denyhosts:5 unexpected text
> error: denyhostsrerotate or postrotate without endscript


That file is correct, so I'd first check the file that is read *before* that
one, looking for things like missing end braces etc etc

logrotate -d /etc/logrotate.conf will show the read order


--
alan dot mckinnon at gmail dot com
 
Old 05-10-2010, 09:40 AM
Helmut Jarausch
 
Default logrotate - strange error message

On 10 May, Alan McKinnon wrote:
> On Monday 10 May 2010 09:46:11 Helmut Jarausch wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have the following file as /etc/logrotate.d/denyhosts
>> /var/log/denyhosts {
>> missingok
>> notifempty
>> create 0640 root root
>> sharedscripts
>> prerotate
>> /etc/init.d/denyhosts stop
>> endscript
>> postrotate
>> /etc/init.d/denyhosts start
>> endscript
>> }
>>
>> But this causes errors
>> reading config info for /var/log/denyhosts
>> error: denyhosts:1 lines must begin with a keyword or a filename (possibly
>> in double quotes) error: denyhosts:2 unexpected text
>> error: denyhosts:3 unexpected text
>> error: denyhosts:4 unexpected text
>> error: denyhosts:5 unexpected text
>> error: denyhostsrerotate or postrotate without endscript
>
>
> That file is correct, so I'd first check the file that is read *before* that
> one, looking for things like missing end braces etc etc
>
> logrotate -d /etc/logrotate.conf will show the read order
>
>

Thanks, Alan,

the file before is indeed a bit different

# $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo-x86/app-admin/syslog-ng/files/syslog-ng.logrotate,v 1.2 2004/07/18 02:25:02 dragonheart Exp $
#
# cups logrotate snippet for Gentoo Linux
#


/var/log/cups/error_log /var/log/cups/access_log /var/log/cups/page_log {
sharedscripts
postrotate
/etc/init.d/syslog-ng reload > /dev/null 2>&1 || true
endscript
}

It has multiple file names in the first line.
Is this OK?

Helmut.
 
Old 05-10-2010, 09:50 AM
Alan McKinnon
 
Default logrotate - strange error message

On Monday 10 May 2010 11:40:29 Helmut Jarausch wrote:
> On 10 May, Alan McKinnon wrote:
> > On Monday 10 May 2010 09:46:11 Helmut Jarausch wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I have the following file as /etc/logrotate.d/denyhosts
> >> /var/log/denyhosts {
> >>
> >> missingok
> >> notifempty
> >> create 0640 root root
> >> sharedscripts
> >> prerotate
> >>
> >> /etc/init.d/denyhosts stop
> >>
> >> endscript
> >> postrotate
> >>
> >> /etc/init.d/denyhosts start
> >>
> >> endscript
> >>
> >> }
> >>
> >> But this causes errors
> >> reading config info for /var/log/denyhosts
> >> error: denyhosts:1 lines must begin with a keyword or a filename
> >> (possibly in double quotes) error: denyhosts:2 unexpected text
> >> error: denyhosts:3 unexpected text
> >> error: denyhosts:4 unexpected text
> >> error: denyhosts:5 unexpected text
> >> error: denyhostsrerotate or postrotate without endscript
> >
> > That file is correct, so I'd first check the file that is read *before*
> > that one, looking for things like missing end braces etc etc
> >
> > logrotate -d /etc/logrotate.conf will show the read order
>
> Thanks, Alan,
>
> the file before is indeed a bit different
>
> # $Header:
> /var/cvsroot/gentoo-x86/app-admin/syslog-ng/files/syslog-ng.logrotate,v
> 1.2 2004/07/18 02:25:02 dragonheart Exp $ #
> # cups logrotate snippet for Gentoo Linux
> #
>
>
> /var/log/cups/error_log /var/log/cups/access_log /var/log/cups/page_log {
> sharedscripts
> postrotate
> /etc/init.d/syslog-ng reload > /dev/null 2>&1 || true
> endscript
> }
>
> It has multiple file names in the first line.
> Is this OK?

Yes, that's fine - logrotate supports that.

Please hash out all the lines in the denyhosts rotate file and run
"logrotate -d /etc/logrotate.conf"
Then let's see what error comes up.

--
alan dot mckinnon at gmail dot com
 
Old 05-10-2010, 11:08 AM
Tomáš Linhart
 
Default logrotate - strange error message

2010/5/10 Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@gmail.com>:
> Please hash out all the lines in the denyhosts rotate file and run
> "logrotate -d /etc/logrotate.conf"
> Then let's see what error comes up.
>
> --
> alan dot mckinnon at gmail dot com
>
>

I hit the same problem few days ago but I didn't look for a solution
until today.
When I tried to run logrotate -d /etc/logrotate.d/denyhosts, it still
fails with the same error.

Finally I took a close look at the file /etc/logrotate.d/denyhosts and
I discovered that it contains CRLF as line separators. Converting them
to LF has solved the problem.

I just file a bug about it. See http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=319133

Hope this helps.

Tomáš
 

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