crons and syslogd not running
koitsu at FreeBSD.org
Fri Oct 31 19:08:02 PDT 2008
On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 08:56:33PM -0400, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
> I upgraded from 5.5 to 6.3, and I've noticed that many of my cronjobs defined
> in /etc/crontab don't seem to be running anymore. I have nightly jobs that
> obviously aren't running, and /var/log/cron makes no mention of them.
> Looking for logs, I found syslogd down, although cron was up.
> Any idea of where I should look? Stability problems in syslogd?
"dmesg" might show something like syslogd crashing or segfaulting for
And no, I've never experienced any stability problems with syslogd on
FreeBSD (any version; 2.2.8 through 7.1).
Otherwise, I'd say the upgrade may have gone awry at one particular
stage of your upgrade. If the problem doesn't recur, I wouldn't worry
too much about it. Upgrading between major versions always seems to
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