Jail error ln operation not permitted

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at shire.net
Wed Jun 29 17:53:25 GMT 2005

On Jun 29, 2005, at 7:25 AM, Casper wrote:

>  I don`t know what this script doing... :)
> I don`t know what to try reproduce by myself...
> ln /dev/log ?

I was wondering myself so I did a little research.

It appears that the syslogger does a link (ln -s) from /var/run/log  
to /dev/log and that inside a jail you cannot do this.  However, you  
can set it in the base system's version of the jail  file system.  I  
don't know if it stays around after reboots or what and what the  
effect is -- probably m akes jail messages go into its own log file  
but I have not done more than make the link and try to google  
(without a lot of success) on the issue


> Casper
> Bernhard Fischer wrote:
>> On Tuesday 28 June 2005 19:24, Casper wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I have setup 2 jails in FreeBSD 5.4
>>> when they start, abouth have some error for /dev/log...
>>> like that:
>>> #jail /jail/mail/ mail /bin/sh /etc/rc
>>> Loading configuration files.
>>> mail
>>> Setting hostname: mail.
>>> ln: /dev/log: Operation not permitted
>>> Starting syslogd.
>>> ...
>>> Abouth jails seems to work ok, but I can`t debug them from logs or
>>> somewhere, where is problem... what is that?
>>> tnx,
>>> Casper
>> Try creating the link from outside the jail.
>> Regards,
>> bh
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