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syslogd not creating /dev/log



Hello,

I have OpenBSD 2.7 running on an Intel box.  I was running syslogd with
no
options being set in rc.conf and noticed that nothing showed up but the
(kernel ?) message stating that syslogd was starting in ANY of the log
files.

I tried recompiling syslogd from the sources and still had the same
problem.

I noticed that /dev/log was never created, so I restarted syslogd with
the
option "-p /dev/log"   (which, I understand, should be equivalent to
having no
options) and now syslogd creates the socked /dev/log and it logs as I
expect.

It appears that either the documentation is not clear and that "-p" is
required,
or syslogd has a problem with the default setting.


Thanks,


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