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Hey all, I'm getting the following email from Cron and I was wondering if anyone has run into it before:

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newsyslog: can't open pid file: /var/run/syslog.pid: No such file or directory
newsyslog: log /var/log/maillog.0 not compressed because daemon(s) not notified
I'm not really sure what to do to resolve this. I'm assuming some daemon is attempting to write a log via syslog but failing somehow. Thanks all!
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Is syslogd running?
% pgrep syslogd

If not, start it. If so, restart it.
# /etc/rc.d/syslogd restart
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Is syslogd running?
% pgrep syslogd

If not, start it. If so, restart it.
# /etc/rc.d/syslogd restart
Yeah, syslogd wasn't running on my host machine. I tried starting it and got this message:

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syslogd not running? (check /var/run/syslog.pid).
Starting syslogd.
syslogd: child pid 11374 exited with return code 1
I peeked in my rc.conf file and realized I was trying to bind syslogd to an outdated IP address. I corrected the IP address and now syslogd seems to be running fine.

Thanks anomie you got me looking in the right direction!
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