Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#1783 closed defect (wontfix)

--http-log-path and --error-log-path don't properly support passing syslog paths

Reported by: flokli@… Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: other Version:
Keywords: Cc:
uname -a: Linux 5.1.2 #1-NixOS SMP Tue May 14 17:15:32 UTC 2019 x86_64 GNU/Linux
nginx -V: nginx version: nginx/1.16.0
built by gcc 7.4.0 (GCC)
built with OpenSSL 1.1.1b 26 Feb 2019
TLS SNI support enabled
configure arguments: --prefix=/nix/store/gig902d1skzjadcm9wm59ibha86zpgl8-nginx-1.16.0 --with-http_ssl_module --with-http_v2_module --with-http_realip_module --with-http_addition_module --with-http_xslt_module --with-http_geoip_module --with-http_sub_module --with-http_dav_module --with-http_flv_module --with-http_mp4_module --with-http_gunzip_module --with-http_gzip_static_module --with-http_auth_request_module --with-http_random_index_module --with-http_secure_link_module --with-http_degradation_module --with-http_stub_status_module --with-threads --with-pcre-jit --http-log-path=syslog:server=unix:/dev/log,tag=nginx,nohostname,severity=info --error-log-path=syslog:server=unix:/dev/log,tag=nginx,nohostname,severity=error --with-stream --with-stream_geoip_module --with-stream_realip_module --with-stream_ssl_module --with-stream_ssl_preread_module --with-http_image_filter_module --with-file-aio --add-module=/nix/store/4w2zbpv9ihl36kbpp6w5d1x33gp5ivfh-source --add-module=/nix/store/n14bjnksgk2phl8n69m4yabmds7f0jj2-source --add-module=/nix/store/jsqrk045m09i136mgcfjfai8i05nq14c-source


I'd like to build an nginx that defaults to log through syslog.

It seems I can tweak the arguments via --http-log-path and --error-log-path, but apparently, they don't properly support the syslog: prefix.

There seems to be a special "stderr" string comparison at auto/options:605.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Maxim Dounin, 5 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

The --error-log-path and --http-log-path configure options do not accept syslog specifications. This is in line with the documentation:

$ ./configure --help | grep log-path
  --error-log-path=PATH              set error log pathname
  --http-log-path=PATH               set http access log pathname

Moreover, logging to syslog cannot be the only way logging is configured. If no logging to a file is configured in the main context, nginx will use the default file configured anyway, see #1176.

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