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Oracle Linux: Rsyslogd Sevice Failed to Start When syslog-ng Service Enabled (Doc ID 2683027.1)

Last updated on JUNE 23, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.6 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

After system booted the ryslogd service is failed to start

# systemctl status rsyslog.service

â rsyslog.service - System Logging Service
  Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/rsyslog.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
  Active: failed (Result: start-limit) since Fri 2020-06-12 09:45:37 EDT; 16min ago
  Docs: man:rsyslogd(8)
  http://www.rsyslog.com/doc/
  Process: 7879 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/rsyslogd -n $SYSLOGD_OPTIONS (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
 Main PID: 7879 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
Jun 12 09:45:36 <hostname> systemd[1]: Failed to start System Logging Service.
Jun 12 09:45:36 <hostname> systemd[1]: Unit rsyslog.service entered failed state.
Jun 12 09:45:36 <hostname> systemd[1]: rsyslog.service failed.
Jun 12 09:45:37 <hostname> systemd[1]: rsyslog.service holdoff time over, scheduling restart.
Jun 12 09:45:37 <hostname> systemd[1]: Stopped System Logging Service.
Jun 12 09:45:37 <hostname> systemd[1]: start request repeated too quickly for rsyslog.service
Jun 12 09:45:37 <hostname> systemd[1]: Failed to start System Logging Service.
Jun 12 09:45:37 <hostname> systemd[1]: Unit rsyslog.service entered failed state.
Jun 12 09:45:37 <hostname> systemd[1]: rsyslog.service failed.
 

Changes

 syslog-ng configured

Cause

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