GNU bug report logs - #36388
nginx startup logging error, at odds with documentation

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Package: guix; Reported by: Robert Vollmert <rob@HIDDEN>; dated Wed, 26 Jun 2019 05:19:02 UTC; Maintainer for guix is bug-guix@HIDDEN.

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Hi,

Robert Vollmert <rob@HIDDEN> skribis:

> Could it be that the errors happen in the activation script,
> but not when actually starting nginx? I see in the code that
> we appear to pass a =E2=80=9C-p=E2=80=9D flag already when starting nginx;
> maybe we should simply do the same when testing the config
> during activation?

Probably, that must be where the error comes from.

Ludo=E2=80=99.




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Could it be that the errors happen in the activation script,
but not when actually starting nginx? I see in the code that
we appear to pass a =E2=80=9C-p=E2=80=9D flag already when starting =
nginx;
maybe we should simply do the same when testing the config
during activation?=




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The documentation states:

   At startup, =E2=80=98nginx=E2=80=99 has not yet read its =
configuration file, so it
uses a default file to log error messages.  If it fails to load its
configuration file, that is where error messages are logged.  After the
configuration file is loaded, the default error log file changes as per
configuration.  In our case, startup error messages can be found in
=E2=80=98/var/run/nginx/logs/error.log=E2=80=99, and after configuration =
in
=E2=80=98/var/log/nginx/error.log=E2=80=99.  The second location can be =
changed with the
LOG-DIRECTORY configuration option.

But I see:

creating nginx log directory '/var/log/nginx'
creating nginx run directory '/var/run/nginx'
creating nginx temp directories =
'/var/run/nginx/{client_body,proxy,fastcgi,uwsgi,scgi}_temp'
nginx: [alert] could not open error log file: open() =
"/gnu/store/byd116qs89b0am4zwjf4vjai7qlskvaw-nginx-1.17.0/logs/error.log" =
failed (2: No such file or directory)

It seems the documentation assumes nginx=E2=80=99s prefix directory is =
/var/run/nginx
instead of in the store. Some likely ways to improve this would be to =
pass
`-p /var/run/nginx` or `-g =E2=80=9Cerror_log =
/var/log/nginx/error.log=E2=80=9D` as command
line flags when starting nginx:

$ /gnu/store/byd116qs89b0am4zwjf4vjai7qlskvaw-nginx-1.17.0/sbin/nginx -h
nginx version: nginx/1.17.0
Usage: nginx [-?hvVtTq] [-s signal] [-c filename] [-p prefix] [-g =
directives]

Options:
  -?,-h         : this help
  -v            : show version and exit
  -V            : show version and configure options then exit
  -t            : test configuration and exit
  -T            : test configuration, dump it and exit
  -q            : suppress non-error messages during configuration =
testing
  -s signal     : send signal to a master process: stop, quit, reopen, =
reload
  -p prefix     : set prefix path (default: =
/gnu/store/byd116qs89b0am4zwjf4vjai7qlskvaw-nginx-1.17.0/)
  -c filename   : set configuration file (default: conf/nginx.conf)
  -g directives : set global directives out of configuration file






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