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rsyslog error 2433

Error other than “not found” occurred during open(): OS ERROR MESSAGE

There was a problem opening a file. The “OS ERROR MESSAGE” is taken from the OS and tells what exactly caused the issue.

A common cause is “Permission Denied” which means the rsyslog process had insufficient permissions to open the file. This can be caused by several things, with the most common being

  • access permissions to restrictive
  • SELinux policies (or similar systems, like AppArmor)

Note that in the case of SELinux and friends  running as root does not solve the permission issue, because it is a design goal of these tools to be able to restrict permissions even for privileged processes.

Additional help is also available in “solving rsyslog write errors“.

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